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June 2016 news


This month we're raising the voices and highlighting the needs of refugees and migrants in Europe, in our paper Europe, Don’t Let Us Down: Voices of refugees and migrants in Greece, and on our blog where Maya Mailer warns that the right to seek protection in another country is under threat

Also on our blog Oxfam GB's Chief Executive, Mark Goldring, reflects on Yemen's crisis and the World Humanitarian Summit, and Francesca Reinhardt looks at how we're using ICTs in East Africa.

Finally we've published a paper with new data showing the impact of the food and beverage industry on climate change. Read on for this and over 30 other new publications, including research, policy and programme learning.

Best wishes

Catherine Meredith & Amy Moran
Oxfam Policy & Practice

Voices of refugees and migrants

Since the beginning of 2015 more than one million migrants, including refugees, fleeing war, persecution, natural disasters and poverty, have travelled to Greece in search of safety and a dignified life in Europe. Lacking safe and legal alternatives, they put their lives in the hands of smugglers.

Oxfam and ActionAid have listened to hundreds of these refugee and migrant women and men to understand why they fled their countries and what their immediate needs are. Our paper presents the key messages that they want European people and their governments to hear. 
Download the paper
Watch a video reflection on the refugee crisis

A letter from Yemen

Mark Goldring writes from Yemen where chronic poverty is being aggravated by war. Ten million people are short of food and two million have been forced to flee their homes.

Mark reflects on the suffering he witnessed and how Oxfam is responding to immediate and long term needs, while calling for governments to end the sale of arms and help bring about peace.
Read the blog post

Feeding climate change

In the Paris Agreement the business community showed their support for climate action, now this needs to be put into practice. 

A new paper and interactive tool present data on the greenhouse gas emissions and water scarcity footprints of 17 food commodities, showing the vital role the food and beverage industry must play in tackling climate change.
Download the paper

New blog posts

News, analysis and debate for development and humanitarian professionals
European governments' treatment of refugees is damaging to international law
What next for the pastoralists in Ethiopia's drought?
Orchestrating the movement - a personal reflection on the World Humanitarian Summit
Building bridges between communities and local government in the DRC
Getting technical in East Africa
Latest climate change evidence confirms what farmers told Oxfam
National organisations are vital to humanitarian response in South Sudan
Will business continue to feed climate change?
Using micro-hydro power for irrigation and energy in Nepal

New publications 

New research reports, policy papers and programme learning



Programme learning

Focus on South Africa

A collection of 11 publications produced by Oxfam Australia in 2016 reflecting on their programme experience in South Africa.

Topics include: partnership, community engagement, governance; and water, sanitation and hygiene.

Download South Africa publications
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