European governments’ treatment of refugees is doing long term damage to international law

Maya Mailer Conflict, Disasters, Governance, Humanitarian, In the news, Rights

OPINION: The EU’s stance towards migration sets a dangerous precedent argues Maya Mailer, Head of Humanitarian Policy & Campaigns. Today, as Oxfam launches a new campaign calling on world leaders to stand as one with refugees, the right to seek protection in another country is under threat. I visited some of Europe’s refugee camps recently. Oxfam was founded in 1942 …

Safety in Europe? People deserve better treatment

Oxfam Emergencies, In the news

ON THE GROUND REFLECTION: As Europe’s migration crisis continues Oxfam and other NGOs face the challenge of delivering a humanitarian response in changing and unfamiliar circumstances. Emma Fanning reflects on a recent visit to Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonian border evaluating the situation and Oxfam’s response so far.    Safety in Europe? by Oxfam Policy & Practice …

Syria five years on: hope in the darkness

Oxfam Conflict, Humanitarian, In the news

OPINION: Five years into the Syria conflict, good news has been a rare commodity for millions of people affected by that catastrophic war. Is there any hope? Shaheen Chughtai weighs up the gravity of the situation against the progress being made through a temporary ceasefire, attempted peace talks and a recent donor conference. Over 250,000 people have been killed, 1.2 …

What can the Ebola crisis teach us about responding to Zika?

Oxfam Health, In the news

As concern grows about the link between the mosquito-borne Zika virus and an increase in babies born with abnormally small heads Nigel Timmins, Oxfam’s Humanitarian Director, reflects on what Ebola has taught us about working with communities on health-related emergencies. Oxfam works in 11 countries where the Zika virus has been transmitted locally and is currently monitoring the situation closely. …