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Help us beat the inequality virus

The COVID-19 pandemic is the first time in history that inequality could rise in almost every country at once. While hundreds of millions of people are being forced into destitution and poverty, many of the richest are thriving. You can help us close the gap and create a more equal world for everyone.

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 65 countries around the world. Choose a country to find out more.