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Save a life

You have the power to make a difference. Your support can save lives today and help families build a future free from poverty.

Your support today can save lives.

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Save a life: Millions face starvation. Now, more than ever, your support matters.

Save a life: Now, more than ever, your support matters.

About Oxfam

Oxfam is a global organization working to end the injustice of poverty. We help people build better futures for themselves, hold the powerful accountable, and save lives in disasters. Our mission is to tackle the root causes of poverty and create lasting solutions.

Our vision: A just world without poverty.

Our mission: To create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and social injustice.

How do we fix the injustice of poverty?

Oxfam’s approach is about tackling the conditions that cause poverty in the first place, rather than the distribution of material goods. We start by asking questions and challenging assumptions. What are the root causes of poverty? What can we do to change the power dynamics that keep people poor? These questions inform the four categories into which our work falls:

  • Saving lives: Oxfam assists the poorest communities when disaster strikes, but is also working to ensure greater local resilience and the capacity of local responders and governments to deliver disaster response.
  • Programs to overcome poverty and injustice: Oxfam invests in programs to help people assert their rights so that they can improve their lives.
  • Campaigning for social justice: Oxfam works to change the laws and practices that keep people trapped in poverty.
  • Public education: As part of our efforts to overcome poverty, Oxfam works to change the way people think about poverty and its causes.

Learn more about Oxfam and how we change lives.

Where we work

With more than 70 years of experience, working in more than 90 countries, we have a massive reach. Each year we reach tens of millions of people directly.

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Our values

Oxfam’s mission is carved in stone: to end the manmade injustice of poverty. We uphold human rights and help people engage directly in the key decisions that affect their lives. 

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From our president

"My career has led me to work in some of the most challenging parts of the world, seeing first-hand the impact of poverty, injustice, war and disasters and I’ve always been impressed by Oxfam’s commitment to facing tough challenges with high impact solutions. Today, the fight against global poverty and injustice is more relevant than ever; I am honored to lead the Oxfam team through this next chapter.”

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