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refugee and migration crisis
As EU heads of state and government meet today in Brussels to discuss Europe’s response to migration, Oxfam says the EU must address the human rights abuses suffered by refugees and migrants within and at Europe’s borders, instead of obsessively focusing on stopping people arriving.
In response to the European Commission’s statement today on creating safe and regular pathways for migrants, Oxfam’s Humanitarian Campaign Manager, Claire Seaward, said:
At the EU summit in Brussels today, EU leaders have decided to stick to their migration policies which aim at increasing restrictions on movement.
This year’s G20 Summit will raise the stakes for the group to prove itself against growing doubts about its effectiveness – not least for people living in poverty, says Oxfam.
More than 65 million people worldwide have been forced to flee violence, conflict and persecution. Now is the time to stand in solidarity with them and tell world leaders that they must commit to do more for refugees and migrants. If you agree that we all deserve to live in safety, then please Stand As One and sign our petition today.
More than 65 million people worldwide have been forced to flee their homes. World leaders cannot turn their backs on those vulnerable people who need safety and protection now. They must act quickly and responsibly to save and protect lives.
Global ballet star Irina Kolesnikova aims to show how art can respond to one of Europe’s most urgent crises with a new dance production set in a refugee camp following trip to Western Balkans with Oxfam.
Despite 800 people drowning off Lampedusa in the Mediterranean on this day last year, Europe is still failing to deal effectively with the migration crisis, said Oxfam in a new report today, “EU hotspots spread fear and doubt”.
Development aid has reached an all-time high, but with 900 million people still living in extreme poverty much more needs to be done, says Oxfam.
New proposals from the European Commission on migration are a first step toward creating safe and legal routes for people on the move, says Oxfam.