EUsaveLIVES-You save lives (Oxfam)

Every 4 seconds a person in the world is forced to flee their home. Today, 51.2 million people are deprived of a home, a family and a job, due to the intensification of conflicts. It is the highest number of refugees and displaced people since World War II. To survive, every one of them needs humanitarian aid.

Despite its gravity, this situation often remains invisible to the wider world. The EU and Oxfam have joined forces in the international awareness raising campaign “EUsaveLIVES-You save lives“, so that millions of people from Syria, Central African Republic and South Sudan – who are in the middle of a forced exile – will not be forgotten.

“EUsaveLIVES-You save lives” tells the story of three conflicts which have led to significant increases in Internally Displaced Persons and refugees over the last few years. Today there are as many as 11.4 million in Syria; 2 million in South Sudan and 860 000 in the Central African Republic.

The campaign will give a voice to those affected, showing the human side of these crises. It will help amplify the voice so that millions of people are made aware of the reality of everyday life in refugee camps and host communities.

“EUsaveLIVES-You save lives” is supported by a large group of celebrities from music, culture, journalism and television who want to help draw attention to the plight of millions of refugees in the world.

Some of the celebrities are singers Miguel Bosé and Sole Giménez, actors Alex Gadea and Carlos Latre, fashion celebrity Judith Masco, and writers and journalists Ramon Lobo, Olga Rodriguez, Camilla Baresani, Diamond D’Alessio, Beatrice Masini, Ettore Mo, Francesca Paci and Valeria Parrella.

The campaign will run in ten European countries: Spain, United Kingdom, Greece, Cyprus, Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.