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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...

No escape for Syrians seeking safety six years after first protests

Six years since the demonstrations that triggered the descent into a brutal civil war, millions of Syrians are bearing the brunt of increasingly restrictive policies around the world and inside Syria...

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. ...

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...

Less than 3 per cent of 5 million Syrian refugees resettled in rich countries

Less than three per cent of nearly five million refugees living in Syria's neighbouring states have been resettled in rich countries according to a report published today by Oxfam. The UK has...

Waterstone's book of the month to be sold in aid of Oxfam's work with refugees

Waterstones, the UK's largest bookseller, announces today the donation to Oxfam of £5 for every copy sold of its Book of the Month for November. ...

British band Editors visit camps in Greece to call for action to end refugee crisis

British indie band Editors visited Greece this week with Oxfam to meet people forced to flee their homes. The trip was ahead of a public march demanding action to support refugees taking place in...

Almost 4 million refugees and asylum seekers flee to countries also in conflict

Almost four million refugees and asylum seekers have fled from one conflict zone to another Oxfam said today ahead of two summits being held in New York next week (19, 20 September) aimed at addressing...

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