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Concerns for hundreds of unaccompanied children sleeping rough in Greece this winter

Concerns for hundreds of unaccompanied children sleeping rough in Greece this winter13 December 2017The chronic shortage of accommodation for children is worsening as the Greek Government prepares to take full control of the refugee response.

'One Planet' climate summit mostly out of touch with the needs of those most threatened by climate change

'One Planet' climate summit mostly out of touch with the needs of those most threatened by climate change 12 December 2017The needs of people living in poverty and suffering from the effects of climate change were mostly put aside at the One Planet' climate change summit in Paris.

Transitioning to a government-run refugee and migrant response in Greece

Transitioning to a government-run refugee and migrant response in Greece12 December 2017Two years on from the peak of the refugee crisis' in Greece, the Greek state is beginning to take over management and financing of aspects of the reception and integration system. At this turning point, the 13 ...

Balancing the books: including women and protecting refugees is essential to realizing small business growth in Jordan

Balancing the books: including women and protecting refugees is essential to realizing small business growth in Jordan10 December 2017This joint agency paper presents research conducted among women and men small business owners in central and northern Jordan on the challenges they face. It aims to ...

'One Planet' summit must help those on the front lines of climate change

'One Planet' summit must help those on the front lines of climate change11 December 2017Tuesday's climate summit in Paris must boost the financial support going to help poor communities adapt to climate change. The Paris Agreement promised rich governments would mobilize $100 billion per year by ...

Balancing the Books: Including women and protecting refugees is essential to realizing small business growth in Jordan

Balancing the Books: Including women and protecting refugees is essential to realizing small business growth in Jordan7 December 2017It is essential that opportunities for job growth are supported both for refugees in Jordan and the vulnerable communities hosting them. Micro, small and medium-sized ...

Trump's shift on Jerusalem may pave way for further human rights violations

Trump's shift on Jerusalem may pave way for further human rights violations8 December 2017Without a peace deal based on international law, the US announcement to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move its embassy to the city is a provocative and dangerous move for both Palestinians ...

Taxing for shared prosperity: policy options for the Asia-Pacific region

Taxing for shared prosperity: policy options for the Asia-Pacific region8 December 2017The Asia-Pacific region was a model for 'growing with equity' in the 1970s and 1980s. However an economic take-off and market-oriented reforms in recent years has been accompanied by wealth gaps between rich and ...

Greece intends to move 5000 people to mainland but thousands still trapped on islands

Greece intends to move 5000 people to mainland but thousands still trapped on islands8 December 2017The Greek government has said it intends to transfer 5,000 people from the Greek islands to the mainland before the start of winter. This is a very positive step that will save lives, but thousands ...

Winter is coming: end the inhumane containment of asylum seekers on Greece's islands

More than 15,500 asylum seekers are trapped on Greece's islands in worsening weather conditions. But the Greek government, with the support of other EU leaders, can change this. Tell them they need to end this inhumane containment and move asylum seekers to safety before winter hits Greece on the ...

Taxing for shared prosperity: policy options for the Asia-Pacific region

Taxing for shared prosperity: policy options for the Asia-Pacific region5 December 2017The Asia-Pacific region was a model for 'growing with equity' in the 1970s and 1980s. Rapid economic growth was achieved without major increases in inequality. However an economic take-off and market-oriented ...

Kenya: extreme inequality in numbers

Despite an impressive economic growth since 2005, poverty still affects millions of people's lives in Kenya. But extreme inequality is not inevitable, it is a matter of political choice. The Kenyan government can reduce it to sustainable levels and ensure a more equal and prosperous future for all ...

Taxing for a more equal Kenya: a five-point action plan to tackle inequality

Taxing for a more equal Kenya: a five-point action plan to tackle inequality6 December 2017Extreme inequality is out of control in Kenya. Less than 0.1% of the population own more wealth than the bottom 99.9% . Tackling inequality could help to lift millions out of poverty, secure sustainable ...

EU 'grey list' should not let tax havens off the hook

EU 'grey list' should not let tax havens off the hook5 December 2017EU finance ministers have today adopted the first EU blacklist of tax havens. The list includes 17 mostly small countries.

Kenya: inequality in numbers

Despite an impressive economic growth since 2005, poverty still affects millions of people's lives in Kenya. But extreme inequality is not inevitable, it is a matter of political choice. The Kenyan government can reduce it to sustainable levels and ensure a more equal and prosperous future for all ...

Oxfam calls for immediate ceasefire: Yemeni civilians cannot take any more suffering

Oxfam calls for immediate ceasefire: Yemeni civilians cannot take any more suffering4 December 2017Escalating clashes between forces aligned with former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and the Houthis are trapping civilian populations across Yemen's governorates and exacerbating an already catastrophic ...

Winnie Byanyima to serve second 5-year term leading Oxfam International, from Nairobi

Winnie Byanyima to serve second 5-year term leading Oxfam International, from Nairobi4 December 2017Winnie Byanyima has accepted an offer from Oxfam's Board of Supervisors to serve a second five-year term as Oxfam International's Executive Director.

Missiles and food: Yemen's man-made food security crisis

Missiles and food: Yemen's man-made food security crisis1 December 2017The current high levels of food insecurity in Yemen and the threat of famine are the results of more than two-and-a-half years of war, and have added to the already high levels existing pre-war. The economic crisis and loss of ...

Greece: move asylum seekers to safety before winter hits

Greece: move asylum seekers to safety before winter hits1 December 2017The Greek government, with the support of EU leaders, should act now before the onset of winter to end Greece's containment policy,' 12 human rights and humanitarian organizations said in a campaign that began today.

EU support for Libyan coastguard at odds with new initiative to save lives

EU support for Libyan coastguard at odds with new initiative to save lives30 November 2017On the sidelines of the AU-EU summit in Abidjan, the United Nations, the African Union and the European Union have announced they will put in place a joint task force to save the lives of migrants and refugees ...

Quint countries fail to open up Yemen's ports

Quint countries fail to open up Yemen's ports29 November 2017The failure to agree to break the blockade of Yemen will ensure more misery is heaped onto millions of people who are running out of food, fuel, medicines and even clean water.

Industry MEPs vote to keep subsidising food-based biofuels until 2030

Industry MEPs vote to keep subsidising food-based biofuels until 203028 November 2017A proposal by the European Parliament's industry committee on the use of biofuels risks increasing emissions in transport, pushing up global food prices and negatively impacting people around the world who live from ...

Effective EU tax haven blacklist must include at least 35 countries, Oxfam says

Effective EU tax haven blacklist must include at least 35 countries, Oxfam says27 November 2017The upcoming EU tax haven blacklist has to include at least 35 countries, including notorious tax havens such as Switzerland and Bermuda, in order to be effective, Oxfam finds in a new report published ...

Blacklist or whitewash? What a real EU blacklist of tax havens should look like

Blacklist or whitewash? What a real EU blacklist of tax havens should look like27 November 2017The EU will soon release a blacklist of tax havens operating outside the EU, and issue penalties for those appearing on it. This report shows what a robust blacklist would look like if the EU were to ...

Conditions for talks on return of Rohingya refugees not yet in place

Conditions for talks on return of Rohingya refugees not yet in place24 November 2017Refugees are still arriving, deeply traumatized by what they have experienced, and must have the right to choose for themselves whether they would like to return to Myanmar.

Millions of Yemenis days away from losing clean running water

Millions of Yemenis days away from losing clean running water23 November 2017Danger of Cholera comeback as four in five people will be without steady water supplyEight million people in Yemen will be without running water within days as fuel runs out due to the Saudi-led coalition blockade of the ...

How Europe can invest for good in Africa

How Europe can invest for good in Africa 23 November 2017Europe's new plan for investing in Africa will see EU development support being channelled through private companies. Here we look at what the EU must do to ensure those funds actually go to the people aid is meant to help.

Jealousy is not an excuse for violence against women and girls

#JealousyIsNoExcuse for violence 2:23 Jealousy is not an excuse for violence against women and girls22 November 2017When young people believe that women prove their love by forgiving their partners, and that men prove theirs by controlling women, love becomes jealousy.

Yemen: reopening of ports to aid only is pitiful bartering with people's lives

Yemen: reopening of ports to aid only is pitiful bartering with people's lives22 November 2017In response to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition's announcement to reopen Hodeidah port and Sanaa airport to humanitarian assistance, Oxfam says this is an empty gesture while millions of Yemenis sees their ...

Greece: as winter nears, asylum seekers stuck in tents on islands

Greece: as winter nears, asylum seekers stuck in tents on islands22 November 2017The Greek government, with the support of EU member states, should act now to end Greece's containment policy,' 20 human rights and aid groups said today. The policy forces asylum seekers arriving on the Greek islands ...

Yemen: 12 days into the blockade - 'We're are running out of fuel, food, and medicines'

Yemen: 12 days into the blockade - 'We're are running out of fuel, food, and medicines'17 November 201712 days since land, air and seaports in Yemen were closed, Oxfam and 13 other aid agencies are appalled by the complacency and indifference of the international community regarding the historic ...

Ambitious vision lacking in EU's 2018 budget, say NGOs

Ambitious vision lacking in EU's 2018 budget, say NGOs18 November 2017The EU has decided its budget for 2018 with cuts long-term development aid that helps the poorest people. A coalition of development NGOs criticised the EU for putting its own short-term interests ahead of the people most in need.

In a year of non-stop climate disasters, COP 23 offers scant support

In a year of non-stop climate disasters, COP 23 offers scant support17 November 2017With the United Nations' climate conference drawing to a close, it's clear there's been very little progress on how to help people affected by climate change, despite record-breaking hurricanes and catastrophic ...

Paradise Papers data files reveal industrial scale tax abuse

Paradise Papers data files reveal industrial scale tax abuse17 November 2017Following the release of data on thousands of companies and individuals registered with Appleby, the law firm at the heart of the Paradise Papers scandal, Susana Ruiz, Oxfam's policy advisor on tax