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A child in the Katsikas camp in the Epirus Region of north-west Greece, where Oxfam is working to improve camp conditions. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

European governments' treatment of refugees is doing long term damage to international law

OPINION: The EU's stance towards migration sets a dangerous precedent argues Maya Mailer, Head of Humanitarian Policy & Campaigns. Today, as Oxfam launches a new campaign calling on...

Mazen* (30 years old) and Sara (19 years old). Aleppo, Syria (Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam)

European countries need to return to humanitarian principles

ON THE GROUND REFLECTION:  As world leaders and humanitarian actors meet in Istanbul for the first ever World Humanitarian Summit European countries need to look at themselves and step...

People wait to register at the Presevo refugee registration centre in Macedonia. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Safety in Europe? People deserve better treatment

ON THE GROUND REFLECTION: As Europe's migration crisis continues Oxfam and other NGOs face the challenge of delivering a humanitarian response in changing and unfamiliar circumstances....

A map of Europe which has been colour graded, countries with higher levels of income inequality are red and countries with lower levels of income inequality are blue. Copyright: OpenStreetMap contributors

Inequality measures and metrics - what makes Slovenia stand out?

Following our recently published report on inequality in Europe, Deborah Hardoon, Deputy Head of Research at Oxfam, looks at the inequality data for Slovenia. She finds that Slovenia outperforms...

While some people forge ahead, others are left behind by society. Brussels, April 2015, in the area of the Stock Exchange Building (2015). Photo: Ximena Echague/Oxfam

An unequal union: startling new research into European inequality

The European Union is home to more billionaires than ever before, while at the same time the proportion of people at risk of poverty is on the increase and two thirds of people believe that...

Lorna, a working mother who lives in Tower Hamlets, not far from Canary Wharf, the prosperous heart of the UK's banking industry. Credit: Lydia Goldblatt

Austerity in Europe: why repeat history's mistakes?

Today, we launch a new paper that uses the lessons from Africa, Latin America and South East Asia to warn against aggressive austerity programmes in Europe. Krisnah Poinasamy, one of the authors...