Stand As One

With people forced to flee

Imagine if your life - your home, your livelihood, your community - was destroyed in the chaos of conflict or disaster. Imagine you and your family were running for your lives with just the few possessions you could carry - or even just the clothes you were wearing at the terrifying moment your world fell apart. Imagine you took the agonising decision to flee, only to find border fences and treacherous seas standing between you and safety.

For millions of ordinary people - just like you and me - these unimaginable situations have become a daily reality. By standing as one with refugees, we can make sure our governments provide the help they urgently need - to keep their families together, to protect themselves from poverty and to rebuild in safety the lives shattered by horrific events beyond their control.

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Stand as one

With people forced to flee

The world is facing an extraordinary crisis. More than 65 million people have been forced to flee their homes by deadly conflict and violence, millions more by disasters - a crisis bigger than any of its kind since the Second World War . This is a worldwide emergency that demands an international response and a global solution, because no individual country can solve it alone.

More than 40 million people have sought safety within their own countries , with many more fleeing to neighbouring countries - often in regions where people are already struggling with poverty or mired in conflict. Other people have been forced to risk their lives on dangerous journeys to seek refuge further from home. Half of the people forced to flee are children – many travelling on their own, separated from their families .

But when we look behind the statistics and the hostile headlines, we see people. People like you and me - teachers, farmers, barbers, builders, doctors, nurses and shopkeepers - but whose lives have been destroyed by terrible forces beyond their control. People whose families have been split up. Young kids without their mum and dad. Parents who could only take their children when they fled, knowing they may never again see the elderly relatives they had to leave behind. People with disabilities or serious medical conditions separated from the relatives they rely on for care. Vulnerable people, with unbearable stories to tell, that need to be heard. People who need our help.

Our photo shows relatives embracing after they were reunited at Hassansham camp, around 50km east of Mosul. Hundreds of families from Mosul city and surrounding areas started arriving at the camp every day as Iraqi forces recapture areas from ISIS in early November. Oxfam has installed tanks for clean water in the camp and is maintaining toilets. We will also be providing blankets, solar lamps, hygiene kits and other vital aid for the 1,950 families that are staying in the camp.

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Live Album

Oxfam Presents: Stand as One - Live from Glastonbury 2016

It’s the first live Glastonbury album of its kind. A host of world-famous musicians and the world’s best-loved festival stand as one with people forced to flee conflict, disaster and poverty.

The album is dedicated to the memory of Jo Cox, MP, a former Oxfam activist, who campaigned tirelessly for refugees.

Acts including Coldplay, Muse, Foals, Sigur Rós and The Last Shadow Puppets have dedicated a song from their Glastonbury set for a special live album in support of Oxfam’s work with refugees worldwide. It's out now and available to buy on CD or MP3 on Parlophone.

1 Coldplay – Birds
2 Foals – What Went Down
3 The Last Shadow Puppets – The Dream Synopsis
4 Jeff Lynne’s ELO – Showdown
5 Chvrches – Bury It
6 New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle
7 Years & Years – Eyes Shut
8 Jess Glynne – Right Here
9 Muse – Starlight
10 Wolf Alice – Giant Peach
11 Editors – Munich *
12 Sigur Rós – Sæglópur
13 John Grant – Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
14 Richard Hawley – Tonight the Streets Are Ours
15 Jack Garratt – Worry *
16 Laura Mvula – People
17 Madness – My Girl
18 Baaba Maal – Fulani Rock
19 Jamie Lawson – Someone for Everyone *

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All Parlophone’s profits from the album are being donated to charity. 75% will go to Oxfam's Refugee Crisis Appeal in support of refugees worldwide and the remaining 25% will go to the Jo Cox Fund. This will be shared between three charities close to her heart: the Royal Voluntary Service, Hope not Hate and the White Helmets.

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