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Oxfam's humanitarian response in Greece

Since January 2015 more than 1 million women and men fleeing war, persecution, natural disasters and poverty entered or passed through Greece in search of safety and a better life.  We are working in Athens, Lesvos island and the Epirus region of North-West Greece responding to the urgent needs of people arriving. Support our work.

Ayesha, réfugiée Rohingya, avec ses filles à l’intérieur de son abri dans le camp de Cox's Bazar, au Bangladesh. Crédit : Maruf Hasan/Oxfam

Breaking barriers for Rohingya refugee women

At Oxfam, we are supporting Rohingya women and girls to overcoming the challenges they face such as insecurity and limited abillity to influence decisions in their communities. Discover how our gender-based humanitarian programs are contributing to creating an environment where women and girls are listened to and valued.

Over 20,000 migrants now trapped on Greek Islands

As the EU plans to set up ‘controlled centres’ for refugees and other migrants across Europe, the number of people trapped in deplorable conditions in EU ‘hotspots’ and other camps on the Greek islands has reached an unprecedented 20,110, according to Greek government figures.

New EU migration plans are recipe for failure

The EU's plans for 'controlled centers' for refugees and other migrants on European soil, as well as their proposed disembarkation arrangements in countries outside the EU for migrants rescued in the Mediterranean, are a recipe for failure.

Internal rows shape EU’s migration policy

European leaders at the EU summit in Brussels have failed to agree on reforms to the common European asylum system. Instead, they try to respond to internal rows by reducing the space for asylum seekers even further, and want to offload their responsibilities to countries outside the EU. Oxfam argues that European agreements on migration are welcome, but they should not have a negative impact on the lives of refugees and migrants.

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