Photo: The train station is also a transit camp for refugees trying to cross the border between Macedonia and Serbia. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Blog: On World Refugee Day, Like Every Day - We See People, Not Refugees

Refugees are people who have left everything behind - escaping from war, violence or persecution. But they are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and children - who still have dreams and ambitions.

Photo: Lena, owner of Nan Restaurant, Lesbos, Greece. Credit: Oxfam

Blog: The Face of Kindness - Welcoming Refugees in Lesbos, Greece

People fleeing war and persecution still have dreams and ambitions, just like all of us. Latest UN figures show there are now over 70 million people forcibly displaced around the world. This World Refugee Day, we're highlighting how refugees are working to rebuild their lives, while also helping develop their host communities.

Hassan 7, from Iraq, waits for his brother as they cross the border from Serbia to Croatia, October 2015. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Blog: A Taste of Home - recipes for the holidays

Through the preparation and sharing of food, we show each other that we care. No wonder then that we remember in such vivid detail the meals we have enjoyed with loved ones when we are forced to be apart.

Hani* and his siblings outside their family’s tent in a community for displaced people in Herjalleh, Syria. Photo: Dania Kareh/Oxfam

Blog: In Syria, delivering water - and hope - in a 'time of great need'

Seven years after the Syria crisis began, families are struggling to access necessities, like water, food, and medicine. Through your support, we're delivering clean water to Hani and his family, and thousands more who fled the violence in East Ghouta.

Rajiah is a community health volunteer who helps share health information with pregnant refugee women, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Maruf Hasan/Oxfam

Blog: One woman leading the way for healthy mothers in Bangladesh's refugee camps

Close to a million Rohingya people have fled violence in Myanmar to seek refuge across the border in Bangladesh. Outspoken and confident, meet Rajiah, leading the way for healthy mothers in Cox's Bazar, and pushing hard to be a role model for the advancement of women around her.

Aleppo, Syria. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Blog: Syria crisis seven years on: How can we go back to a Syria that no longer exists?

Seven long years after the Syria crisis began, the conflict continues to be marked by enormous human suffering, relentless destruction and a blatant disregard for human rights. Time is long overdue for world leaders to do more to protect and assist civilians and prioritize a political solution to the conflict.

Children's drawing of a rainbow and family.

Blog: Children remind us that refugees and migrants deserve respect, like us all

Too often we put labels on people arriving by boat into Europe and we lose sight of the fact that they are people. In Poznan, children are leading the way in reminding us all that respect and dignity are something we all deserve.

Afghanistan refugee. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Afghanistan: the tragedy of refugees returning

Afghanistan is not safe enough for all these millions of returnees. To claim the opposite is to ignore the reality and puts lives at risk.

Museum Without A Home

Blog: Museum Without a Home, but with a Hope!

This entry posted by Martha Roussou, Advoca

A portrait of Jemaa Al Halayal and his two-year-old daughter, Lebanon. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam, Sept 2015

Blog: Searching for safety: lessons from Syria's refugees

What is life like for Syrian refugees in Lebanon? Oxfam conducted research to find out how safe refugees feel and to understand the challenges they face. For researcher Nour Shawaf it was a humbling process.


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