A student of the Primary Complex School in Gondokoro island, South Sudan, washes her hands during an awareness event organised by Oxfam to prevent cholera and inform about good hygiene practices.

Oxfam’s response to COVID-19

As the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues, Oxfam is concerned about the impact it could have on the most vulnerable communities in poorer countries across the world. Drawing from substantial expertise and lessons learned from past disease outbreaks, we are prepared and ready to respond.

Our work

The power of people against poverty

Oxfam is a global movement of people, working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together, we save, protect and rebuild lives when disaster strikes. We help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. we take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

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Our impact at a glance


Oxfam works in 67 countries around the world. Choose a country to find out more.