Syria conflict

Syria conflict

Batoul Taha, syrienne de 18 ans, vit à présent dans un appartement de Chicago avec sa mère, son père et ses deux frères. Photo : Coco McCabe/Oxfam Amérique

Where there’s a will, there’s a way: safe havens needed for refugees from Syria

Oxfam’s research shows that less than three percent of the Syrian refugee population have actually arrived in rich countries through resettlement programmes. By analysing resettlement policies and practices in eight key countries, this paper shows why resettling at least 10 percent of the refugee population from Syria is both necessary and possible.

An abandoned construction site in the centre of Catania, where many Eritrean boys and girls, aged 11-16 years, have a shelter at night. Photo credit: Luigi Baldelli/Oxfam

Children alone: pulled from the sea, fallen by the wayside

The latest data estimates that more than 10 million people – around half of all the refugees worldwide – are “minors” (that is children under 18-years-old). At the same time, nearly 100,000 children who lodged an asylum request were unaccompanied. 

Oxfam reaction to proposed ceasefire in Aleppo

In response to the proposed 48 hour ceasefire in Aleppo, Andy Baker, Oxfam's Syria Crisis Response manager said: “While the proposed ceasefire is welcome it must not be a one-off.  Regular, sustained pauses in the conflict are necessary to deal with the scale of the suffering, devastation and destruction in the city.”

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