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European governments are setting global precedents that often hinder people’s search for safety and dignity. Speaking in Brussels among EU leaders and civil society at the European Development Days, Sipho Mthathi, Oxfam’s Executive Director in South Africa, made clear that EU policies have dangerous knock-on effects in parts of the world where people are often… » 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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Globally the number of refugees and migrants who have died on irregular routes has increased by more than a fifth in the last year despite the public outcry over the death of three-year-old Alan Kurdi in the Mediterranean, Oxfam said today. In the Mediterranean, the number of people killed has increased by more than 10… » read more

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