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Reaction to Greek government decision to move 5,000 people from islands to mainland

The Greek government has said that it intends to transfer 5,000 people from the Greek islands to the mainland before the start of winter. Responding to the news, Nicola Bay, head of mission for Oxfam...

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People in poorer countries five times more likely to be displaced by extreme weather

People in low and lower-middle income countries were five times more likely to be forced from their homes by "sudden-onset" weather disasters, like floods and storms, than people in richer...

Still no real progress one year after landmark UN refugees pledge

One year on from the historic United Nations summit for refugees and migrants, the international community has failed to make meaningful progress towards meeting the goals of the New York Declaration...

1 million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda - Oxfam reaction

Commenting on today's announcement that one million South Sudanese refugees have fled to Uganda, Lydia Zigomo, Oxfam's Regional Director of the Horn, East and Central Africa, said: ...

Migrants tell of torture, sexual violence and slavery in Libyan ‘hell’

Rape, torture and slave labour are among the daily realities in Libya for people fleeing war, persecution and poverty, according to a new report by Oxfam and Italian partners MEDU and Borderline...

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...

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Oxfam celebrates 15 years working with Coldplay

The 2017 leg of Coldplay's Head Full of Dreams tour, which arrives in Cardiff on Tuesday 11 July, marks 15 years of Oxfam working with the band. In that time, over 60,000 Coldplay fans have signed...

Oxfam reaction to £75 million package to tackle migration crisis

Commenting on Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement of a £75 million funding package to help tackle the migration crisis, Oxfam's Humanitarian Policy Advisor Josephine Liebl said: ...

Reaction to Queen's Speech

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

Number of people displaced worldwide outnumbers UK population

Today the UN Refugee agency released new figures showing that the number of people forced to flee violence and persecution around the world now outnumbers the UK population. The total figure at the...

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