refugee crisis

Women feel safe and are happy to cooperate with the community engagement team in Greece. Photo: Angelos Sioulas/Oxfam

Blog: Helping women migrants regain their sense of dignity

In response to freezing winter conditions in Greece, Oxfam and our partners have moved hundreds of people from inadequate sites to safe and dignified accommodation.

Migrants are living on the streets in arctic cold in Serbia. Credit: Bogdan Krasić/Belgrade Centre for Human Rights

Blog: This is why migrants are living on the streets in arctic cold in Serbia

Lack of space in government facilities and fear of illegal deportations keep people out in freezing winter conditions.

Beatrice, 23 collects water from an Oxfam water pump in Nyarugusu refugee camp. Photo: Amy Christian/Oxfam, 22 March 2016

Blog: Stand As One with those forced to flee

Today is World Refugee Day, and now more than 65 million people worldwide have been forced to flee violence, conflict and persecution. Call on your government to protect and welcome people searching for safety.

Irina Kolesnikova visits camps of Tabanovce in Macedonia. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Blog: Through ballet, raising awareness of the refugee crisis

Next August, the St. Petersburg Ballet Theater is bringing a ballet version of Bizet’s Carmen to London's Coliseum theater. The production will be set in a European refugee camp and adapt the opera's free spirited gypsy to the stories of the more than one million people who arrived in Europe last year.

Photos: Abed and his family who fled Syria to find safety. Credit: Oxfam

Blog: As Syria refugees wait for resettlement, how many more children will die from preventable deaths?

Only 1.39 percent of Syrian refugees have been resettled by rich countries. Joelle Bassoul, Oxfam Media Advisor, Syria Response, shares the moving story of a family living in a suburb of Amman in Jordan, waiting to be resettled in the US.

Refugees arrive on the beaches of Lesbos, Greece. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam, 24 February 2016

Blog: The human dimension of EU migration: Greece’s escalating humanitarian crisis

At every EU migration summit in recent months, border security has trumped the safety and wellbeing of people on the move. This has been causing human misery and suffering for the tens of thousands of women, men and children now stranded in Greece and the Western Balkans.

A Syrian boy stands in front of his family’s flooded tent in a settlement in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. Credit: Oxfam, 6 January 2016

Blog: As winter settles in, refugees from Syria face increasing hardship

Hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria have seen another winter descend on the Middle East, for some this is their fifth away from home in increasingly difficult living conditions. Oxfam is there.

Oxfam distributes hygiene kits in Sankhu, after the Nepal Earthquake. Photo: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam, May 2015

Blog: Oxfam’s humanitarian year 2015

As we move into 2016 Tim Bierley, Oxfam Hum

G20 Turkey 2015

Blog: Report from the G20 in Turkey: Will action follow promises?

The 2015 G20 leaders' summit made welcome progress in tackling the refugee crisis and taken some tentative steps towards the widening gap between rich and poor. However, the G20 has done little to build momentum toward an ambitious climate deal.

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.


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