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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.