Oxfam 2016

Campo de transito de refugiados de Tavanovce-Macedonia


The world is in the middle of the most serious refugee crisis since the Second World War. This year at Glastonbury, world-famous musicians, festival goers and music fans will stand together in solidarity with people forced to flee conflict and disaster. So join the chain – and STAND AS ONE with refugees worldwide.

Millions of people have been forced to flee terrifying situations only to face closed borders, hostility or worse. Denied the most basic of rights; men, women and children are forced to live in makeshift camps without protection, warmth or even access to clean water.

These are people just like you and me, who deserve safety, dignity and respect. Oxfam is there – in places like Syria, Burundi and South Sudan – providing basics like clean water, toilets and shelter, doing everything we can to make sure they’re safe.

But on its own, this isn’t enough. People on the move today need a global solution. They need us to stand together, to speak out and call on world leaders to act. To Stand As One.

We’re asking everyone from musicians to festival goers to Stand As One with Oxfam, joining a global human chain in support of people who have fled conflict, poverty and disaster. Calling on world leaders attending the UN summit on refugees and migrants in September to do more to save and protect lives.

You can be part of it. Just come to the Oxfam tent by the Pyramid Stage or keep an eye out for our volunteers roaming around the festival. Sign our petition and have your photo taken to join the chain. You can also show your support for the campaign by proudly wearing your Stand As One wristband – or by lending your voice on social media, using the hashtag #StandAsOne.

That’s not all we’re doing at Worthy Farm. Every year, 2,500 amazing Oxfam volunteers give their time at Glastonbury, carrying out essential roles to help people find their way around Worthy Farm, making sure the festival runs smoothly and people are safe. Volunteers also man our four festival shops, where you can come and get everything you need to complete your festival look – from vintage clothes to wellies.

Every year, Glastonbury gives us an exceptionally generous donation for our work to alleviate poverty. We’re exceptionally thankful to them for this and the opportunity to be part of this wonderful, world-changing festival. Year after year, it brings people together through a love of music. And thanks to Glastonbury this year, it can unite us all on one of the biggest issues facing the world today.

Now’s the time to Stand As One with refugees worldwide.

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