World Refugee Day

Photo: Betty, in the back, and her children.The family fled to Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in Uganda when fighting drew close to their house in South Sudan. Credit: Coco McCabe/Oxfam

Blog: Why women refugees must be involved in the decisions that affect their lives

With now more than 70 million people displaced globally, it is paramount that refugees ourselves participate in the decisions that affect us and in efforts to find solutions.

Samia hasn’t seen her son now for two years and her daughter for 6 months. Credit: Felipe Jacome/Oxfam

Blog: Dear Family: Refugees in Greece write to their loved ones

Forced migration separates families - wrenching children from their parents and grandparents, separating siblings, and forcing partners to live apart. This World Refugee Day we share the letters of love written by some of these people stranded in Greece.

A Syrian woman refugee in Zaatari camp, 2014. Credit: F. Muath/Oxfam

Blog: World Refugee Day: No one ever thinks they will be called a refugee

For refugees and internally displaced persons in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan, and elsewhere, every aspect of daily life is difficult. The crisis in Syria is also placing pressure on host communities. In the run up to World Refugee Day 2015, we highlight the challenges faced by refugees and call for more funding to help both refugees and host communities.

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