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Reaction to Angus MacNeil MP's Refugee Family Reunion Bill

Commenting on Angus MacNeil MP's decision to present a Private Members Bill that would help refugee families to reunite in the UK, Josephine Liebl, Humanitarian Policy Advisor...

Reaction to Queen's Speech

Responding to the Queen's Speech today, Mark Goldring, Chief Executive of Oxfam GB, said:  ...

A raft carrying refugees arrives on a Greek island

14,000 people may die trying to reach safety as UK negotiates Brexit and new immigration rules

Oxfam urges new government to use changes to immigration laws to do more to help refugees ...

Reaction to number of Syrian refugees exceeding five million

Responding to news that the number of Syrians forced to flee to other countries has exceeded five million or a quarter of Syrian's population, Mark Goldring, chief executive of Oxfam GB, said:  ...

EU-Turkey deal makes seeking refuge in Europe “mission impossible” for most vulnerable

The EU-Turkey deal has turned Greece into a testing ground for European Union policies that are eroding the rights of refugees and asylum seekers, and expose people to risk and abuse, the International...

Reaction to MPs rejecting amendment on councils and child refugees

In response to MPs rejecting an amendment requiring councils to regularly report on spare capacity to resettle child refugees, Josephine Liebl, Oxfam's Humanitarian Policy Adviser, said: ...

Agencies urge UK government to use family networks to help more refugees

A group of four organisations are urging the UK government to change the rules around reuniting refugee families as a way of offering a safe haven to more vulnerable people. ...

UK Government’s ‘calculated complicity’ risks Yemen slipping into famine

Oxfam today issued a stinging condemnation of widespread political complicity in the Yemen conflict as the UN launches its latest plan to help millions of people caught up in the crisis. ...

Reaction to Government decision to scrap Dubs amendment

In response to the Government's decision to stop accepting lone child refugees under the Dubs amendment, Maya Mailer, Oxfam's head of humanitarian policy, said: ...

Statement ahead of Prime Minister Theresa May's meeting with Donald Trump

Ahead of Prime Minister Theresa May's visit to Washington and amid reports that the US is set to close its borders to large numbers of refugees from war torn countries, Maya Mailer, Oxfam's...

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