Baby being examined for malnutrition in Niger

Oxfam is engaged in an ambitious three year program to address the underlying causes of malnutrition and tackle the tragedy which is estimated to be the cause of nearly half of all child deaths in Niger.

Burkino Faso, photo credit: Andy Hall/Oxfam

Burkina Faso is the fourth largest gold producer in Africa just behind South Africa, Ghana and Mali! Between 2009 and 2012 gold mining represented, 26% of GDP and 45% of exports. The revenue derived from gold mining evidently does not benefit the people.

Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane 2015  At the start on Mount Glorious. Photo: Oxfam

Since 1981 teams have been taking up the Trailwalker challenge across the world. Testing speed and endurance whilst walking through spectacular scenery, meeting people, supporting each other, rising to the challenge, raising money with each foot forward. 

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.

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South Sudan deal just start of long road to peace

The signing of the peace agreement by President Salva Kiir Mayardit is a positive step toward ending the brutal 20 month civil war but aid agencies CARE, IRC, Oxfam and World Vision say it is only the beginning of a long, hard journey towards peace and reconciliation.


Oxfam water system, Hama, Syria, June 2015. Photo: Oxfam

Oxfam has been working with Syria's Ministry of Water Resources for the past 18 months by drilling wells, repairing old and damaged water networks and trucking water. We have managed to reach more than one million people with clean water, and we are trying to double the number.

Campaigners for the Control Arms Coalition at the UN, July 2012.  Photo: Andrew Kelly/Control Arms

Today is an important milestone in Oxfam’s campaign to control arms and save lives in Africa. The first Conference of States Parties (CSP1) of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) opens in Mexico, twelve years after Oxfam helped launched the Control Arms coalition to campaign for the Treaty. Now Oxfam, working as part of a large delegation of Control Arms member groups, is at CSP1 pressing for the most robust Treaty implementation.