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Greece’s new asylum system designed to deport, not protect, warn the Greek Council for Refugees and #Oxfam

Greece’s new asylum system designed to deport, not protect, warn the Greek Council for Refugees and #Oxfam

| July 2, 2020

The new Greek asylum system is designed to deport people rather than offer them safety and protection, warned the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) and Oxfam today (2 July). This means that people who have fled violence and persecution have little chance of a fair asylum procedure, and even families with children are regularly detained […]

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EU must transform climate commitments into concrete policies – #Oxfam

EU must transform climate commitments into concrete policies – #Oxfam

| June 24, 2019

At their summit in Brussels on 20 June, the EU heads of state and governments will decide whether to commit the European Union to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, and consequently up their 2030 climate targets. To stay in line with the 1.5 C° target enshrined in the Paris Agreement, the EU should entirely decarbonize as […]

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Haiti vows abuse review of all charities after #Oxfam ‘hid crimes’

Haiti vows abuse review of all charities after #Oxfam ‘hid crimes’

| February 21, 2018

Oxfam hid information about sexual misconduct from authorities in Haiti, a senior official in the Caribbean nation said on Monday (19 February), and he vowed to launch a wide-reaching investigation into charities operating there, writes Joseph Guyler Delva. Oxfam officials met Haiti’s planning and external cooperation minister, Aviol Fleurant, in Port-au-Prince on Monday to hand […]

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#Oxfam: UK to aid groups – no more cash if you don’t come clean on abuse

#Oxfam: UK to aid groups – no more cash if you don’t come clean on abuse

| February 15, 2018

Britain’s government told aid agencies on Wednesday (14 February) it will withdraw funding if they cannot show they are preventing abuse by staff following allegations of sexual misconduct involving British aid organization Oxfam, writes William Schomberg. The Times newspaper reported on Friday (9 February) that some Oxfam staff in Haiti after the country’s 2010 earthquake […]

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#Oxfam faces more pressure after new report of sex abuse by aid workers

#Oxfam faces more pressure after new report of sex abuse by aid workers

| February 14, 2018

British aid organization Oxfam faced fresh pressure on Tuesday (13 February) after a former senior member of staff said her concerns about “a culture of sexual abuse” involving aid workers in some the organisation’s offices had been ignored, writes Alistair Smout. Helen Evans, who was in charge of investigating allegations against Oxfam staff members between […]

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One year on from #Libya migration deal, people still in captivity and suffering abuses

One year on from #Libya migration deal, people still in captivity and suffering abuses

| February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many people are still trapped in captivity and suffering abuses in Libya a year after Italy struck an EU-backed deal with the government to stop irregular migrants. Migrants who have managed to escape Libya following the deal have told Oxfam and its partner Borderline Sicilia of on-going kidnapping, murder, rape and forced labour. Under the […]

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#PlanInternational: External aid budget crucial to end extreme poverty

#PlanInternational: External aid budget crucial to end extreme poverty

| November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament has once again shown its support for the fight to end extreme poverty, when voting on the EU’s budget for 2017. MEPs rejected the member states’ proposed cuts and suggested an increase of almost half a billion euros to external spending – a move welcomed by ONE, Oxfam and Plan International. The […]

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