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Le camp de Zataari, en Jordanie, accueille environ 80 000 réfugiés syriens. La moitié d'entre eux ont moins de 18 ans. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Blog: ¿Un nuevo acuerdo para la población refugiada y migrante?

Josephine Liebl, experta en políticas globales sobre desplazamientos de Oxfam, reflexiona sobre la reunión de alto nivel de las Naciones Unidas que tendrá lugar en Nueva York en septiembre y sobre las vertiginosas últimas semanas para negociar su resultado.

Le camp de Zataari, en Jordanie, accueille environ 80 000 réfugiés syriens. La moitié d'entre eux ont moins de 18 ans. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Blog: A new deal for refugees and migrants?

Josephine Liebl, Oxfam’s global policy lead on displacement, looks ahead to the UN Summit in New York in September – and looks back on a heady few weeks negotiating its outcome. While it goes some way, the Summit is the start of a long process and not the delivery of the solutions the world is waiting for.

UNFCCC COP in Lima: What's happening?

Blog: Beyond the headlines: What’s actually happening at the UNFCCC COP20

Oxfam recaps the first five days of the COP20. We’re now well into the first week of the UN climate talks in Lima, Peru, where governments are negotiating a new global climate treaty to be adopted next year in Paris. On the face of it, you’d think that change is in the air.

Climate change is making people hungry and the effects are being felt in Peru

Blog: Climate change is not just about the climate, it is about our lives

By Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International - As representatives from more than 195 governments around the world come together in Lima, Peru this week to work on drafting a global treaty on climate change, they should heed the words of Peruvian farmer Marisa Marcavillaca: "Climate change is not just about the climate, it is about our lives."

Who will protect the people of South Sudan?

Blog: Who will protect the people of South Sudan?

On Tuesday morning we received bad news from Malakal. The Oxfam team there reported heavy military attacks on the capital of Upper Nile State. Our colleagues, who were working on health promotion with the people living in the UN Compound, had to move to the bunkers in the base. They are still waiting for the fighting to decrease, when they will likely be evacuated.

Montreux readies for the Geneva II peace talks on Syria. Photo: Nick Bryer/Oxfam

Blog: Syria peace talks: A time for hope

Things are hotting up in Montreux, on Lake Geneva in Switzerland, where Oxfam campaigners are among the hundreds of diplomats, journalists, civil society and solidarity groups gathering for the beginning of the long awaited ‘Geneva II’ peace talks for Syria.

The pressure mounts for Syria peace talks

Blog: The pressure mounts for Syria peace talks

Thanks to support from people like you in over 150 countries, Oxfam and partners have now gathered over 100,000 signatures calling for urgent progress on Syria peace talks. That’s roughly equivalent to one for every man, woman and child killed in the conflict to date.

Samira has been forced to live in a refugee camp in Lebanon. Photo: Luca Sola/Oxfam

Blog: Syria's women sitting in limbo

I recently met Reema*, a 19-year-old Syrian girl, in a refugee camp in Lebanon. Back in Syria, Reema had her whole life before her. She'd just finished high school, and was about to go to university to study. She was eager to work and set up her future.

Then, her family home was bombed and she, her parents and sisters had to flee. Now she sits in a camp with no chance of further education, no prospect of independence, and — in her eyes — no real hope of a better future.

Sadly, Reema's story is just one of many among the people of Syria.

UN Disaster Risk Reduction Conference: Good, but needs to go further

Blog: UN Disaster Risk Reduction Conference: Good, but needs to go further

Ben Murphy writes from the Global Platform, the disaster risk reduction summit and argues that urgent action is needed to transform the losing battle against risk.

In sub-Saharan Africa nearly 80% of women workers are in vulnerable employment. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: We’ve come a long way baby… or have we?

While gender equality is enshrined in the 1948 UN Declaration of Human Rights, in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and in legislation in most countries, women’s conditions of participation in markets and their rewards from that participation, still remain woefully unequal to men’s.

Many women work in temporary or informal positions and are therefore “invisible” to laws and regulations.

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