East Africa Food Crisis - outside the grain store at Ngaresero
We can end poverty and injustice by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.

About us

One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.

Around the globe, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them.

In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.

What we do

How we fight poverty

Our commitment to human rights

Our strategic plan 2013 - 2019

We work better together

We are an international confederation of 17 organizations working together in more than 90 countries.

Our history

Our global ambassadors

Where we work


We strive to be open and accountable. We aim to do what we say we'll do. However, we are still willing to learn and keep looking for new ways to make an even bigger difference.

Accountability statement

Annual reports

How you can support the fight against poverty

Our activists, supporters, volunteers and donors are the backbone of our organization. Every year tens of thousands of people contribute to our work, from taking part in our tough physical fundraising challenge 'Trailwalker' to signing a petition to challenge the way that companies and governments work to volunteering in one of our offices. Your contribution is essential to our work.

Find out how you can get involved

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