As thousands of migrants from Central America make their way to the United States, Oxfam and its local partners are supporting some 2,500 people who are left stranded at the Guatemala-Mexico border. But why are they fleeing their countries? And why are they traveling together? Here, we answer these and other questions.
Today the European Commission published its progress reports on the EU-Turkey Statement and the EU's relocation and resettlement schemes. The documents signal the bloc is determined to keep vulnerable people away from its borders, while still failing to improve conditions for those who are living in sites.
“The G20 reiterated previous commitments to reduce inequality, boost the participation of women in work and phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies. The G20 said they would draw up a proper response to the refugee and migrant challenge next year, which is too late. The world needs urgent action now, not more words.”