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by Maria Chalaux, Humanitarian Lead, Oxfam Intermón Throughout my life, and because of my work, I have seen many refugee camps, but I have never seen people in such woeful conditions as in Lesbos. I visited the Moria refugee camp on a recent winter morning. What I saw was shocking: how can we allow such… » read more

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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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By Raphael Shilhav, Oxfam EU migration policy advisor The EU’s ‘hotspots’ for migrants arriving in Italy and Greece place people at risk. That is one of the findings of a report by the European Court of Auditors last week. ‘Hotspots’ are a key pillar of the EU’s migration response, aiming at helping Greece and Italy… » read more

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