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Oxfam’s new report unpacks the EU’s support for addressing the “root causes” of migration By Raphael Shilhav “Root causes”. When it comes to responding to migration and to managing it, there are few phrases that have been more overused and abused. Since 2015, politicians have been promising to address the “root causes of irregular migration”… » read more

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Smallholder farming is a serious business. It’s time the EU recognised that. By Hanna Saarinen, Oxfam Policy Advisor on Investment in Agriculture More than 30 million people face hunger, with famine only recently pushed back from parts of South Sudan, and still looming in Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. Hundreds of millions more people around the… » read more

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Sustainable development cannot be achieved without peace, stability and good governance. Recognising this crucial fact in its new proposed development framework, the European Commission pledges to foster human rights, security and conflict prevention in fragile countries. However, the EU’s current approach to migration shows an alarming twisting of development efforts to accommodate a logic of control and deterrence.

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