migrant crisis

EU 'hotspots' holding refugees and migrants are violating people’s fundamental rights. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: "We just want a life" - Protecting the rights of refugees in Greece

Meryem* is 13, legally a child, but she has exp

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.

Storytelling helps migrants adjust to a new life in Greece. Photo: ARSIS/Oxfam

Blog: Helping migrants adjust to a new life in Greece

The story of a “stone soup” helps child

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.

Temporary accommodation site for migrants, in Epirus. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Female migrants need a safe and peaceful space

A women and girls safe space is an approach which is starting to gain traction in humanitarian responses across the world. It recognizes the unique needs and challenges of women and girls by creating a safe environment free from harm, prejudice and judgement, the absence of which is a radical change in many women’s lives.

Oxfam/ECHO distribute smartphones to refugees and migrants, in Epirus, Greece. Credit: Oxfam/ECHO

Blog: How a smartphone connects people stranded in Greece to safety, information and family

How I realized that smartphones are not a luxury item for refugees and migrants – they are essential.

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.

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.


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