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Photo: Lena, owner of Nan Restaurant, Lesbos, Greece. Credit: Oxfam

Blog: The Face of Kindness - Welcoming Refugees in Lesbos, Greece

People fleeing war and persecution still have dreams and ambitions, just like all of us. Latest UN figures show there are now over 70 million people forcibly displaced around the world. This World Refugee Day, we're highlighting how refugees are working to rebuild their lives, while also helping develop their host communities.

Camp for internally displaced people, Juba, South Sudan. Photo: Keiran Doherty/Oxfam

Blog: Refugee crisis: what’s the European fuss about?

Every night on TV, people see images of a heavily divided Europe, unable to cope with the arrival of more than 500,000 refugees and other migrants equivalent to less than 0.1% of the European Union’s population of over 500 million people.

Global migration crisis: A time for solidarity

Blog: Global migration crisis: A time for solidarity

We believe this is a time for solidarity with migrants. It is right to say that we must bring peace and security to the countries which are the primary sources for migration, but to use that as an excuse to close your doors is cowardice.

Stand firm for humanity.

Blog: The migration solution is a humanitarian solution

The increasingly dramatic images on our televis

Tax inequality at the heart of European public discontent

Blog: Tax inequality at the heart of European public discontent

It is a shocking indictment of the system that the 85 richest people on the planet own as much money as the world’s bottom half, and in Europe the top 10 richest people have a combined wealth of €217bn – reveals Natalia Alonso.

Blog: Future News? 3 enlightened reasons to help make the Robin Hood Tax a reality now

The Robin Hood Tax as Future News: featuring Andrew Lincoln, Bill Nighy, Clémence Poésy, Heike Makatsch and Javier Cámara

Following the devastating financial crisis it’s been great to see banks winning back hearts and minds by helping those who were hit the hardest, embracing tough new regulations, and slashing bonuses... Right?

Sometimes it’s tempting to try and rewrite the past, but what about the future? What would you like to see the news reporting in ten years time?

A cautionary tale: Europe's bitter crisis of austerity and inequality

Blog: A cautionary tale: Europe's bitter crisis of austerity and inequality

By Winnie Byanyima and Sharan Burrow

Because of austerity, Europeans may have to live through the type of disastrous period experienced by Latin Americans, Asians and Africans in the 1980s and 1990s.

Europe's aggressive plans to balance the books by slashing public spending are proving to be a disaster. By ignoring mistakes from history, Europe risks repeating them. The most vulnerable people in Europe are facing an ‘austerity winter' that could last a generation.

Quatre vérités sur les agrocarburants

Blog: Quatre vérités sur les agrocarburants

Qu’est-ce qui prime : l’alimentation ou le carburant ? Posez la question à votre député européen

La semaine prochaine, le Parlement européen se prononcera sur la réforme de la législation européenne en matière d’agrocarburants. Par un vote à mains levées, les eurodéputés répondront à la question de savoir ce qui prime de l’alimentation et du carburant.

Robin Hood Tax stunt in Brussels, 6 September 2010. Credit: Tineke D’haese/Oxfam

Blog: Making a splash in Brussels

As the rain poured down in Brussels, campaigners arrived outside of the European Council building to press home the message that Europe can and must agree a Robin Hood Tax.  Braving the weather, activists staged a stunt to the European media – as greedy bankers wrestling with the poor and the planet over a giant Euro bank note.

Blog: Do you live in Europe? Then call your leader on climate.

We are joining our friends at Avaaz, to call on European leaders, to play their part at the UN Climate talks, and we need you. 

If you live in Europe call your leader and leave them all or one of the three messages below, in the number finder – then please leave a comment to tell us that you have called your leader.

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