Top 10 things you need to know about Oxfam

We believe poverty is wrong, and that it is not an inevitable fact of life. We take on the big issues that keep people poor: inequality, discrimination, and unequal access to resources like food and water. We help people save lives in disasters, work on long-term solutions for the underlying causes of poverty, and hold the powerful accountable.
Binta, Community Health Worker, and her daughter Fatima in Dadaga Village, Ouallum Province, Niger. Image credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Clean Water Changes Everything

Last year, Malawi suffered extreme drought as a result of climate change and El Nino. When the government called on the international community for help, Oxfam responded with a borehole rehabilitation project.
Women learning how to repair a borehole, Malawi.


An independent commission will be set up with immediate power to carry out a wide-ranging review of Oxfam's practices and culture, including its handling of past cases of sexual misconduct.    ... more
This was a case of a group of privileged men abusing those they were meant to protect. They also abused the trust of the people of Haiti, the dedicated Oxfam staff working around the world, and the many people who support Oxfam’s work.    ... more
Eighty two per cent of global wealth generated last year went to the richest one per cent, while the 3.7 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity saw no increase, according to a new Oxfam report.    ... more



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'Oxfam will need to do some serious soul-searching about the uncomfortable truth that as a big, global organization we are often the ones with the power,' writes the Executive Director of Oxfam Canada.    ... more
Executive Director Julie Delahanty answers donor and supporter questions about Oxfam's work.    ... more
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As an organization fighting for women's rights here and around the world, we stand with the women and girls who experienced this exploitation.     ... more