Where We Work

Oxfam supports long-term development, advocacy and emergency programs and with local partners in over 90 countries around the world.

Oxfam Canada’s core programs are located in the Horn of Africa, South Asia, Southern Africa and in the Americas. We support long-term development, advocacy and emergency programs around the world.

Horn and East Africa

Oxfam works with partners in East Africa and the Horn to reduce poverty and champion equality.

South Asia

Oxfam is active in communities in Pakistan affected by natural disasters. Oxfam programs are strengthening health, education and essential services in the affected region, with special attention being paid to the inclusion of women and girls. 

In Sri Lanka, Oxfam helped ensure that women played an active role in the rehabilitation of communities struck by a tsunami in 2004. The tsunami killed more than 38,000 people and devastated already fragile local economies. One of the worst affected districts was Ampara in the East.

Oxfam in Southeast Asia

Oxfam’s featured project in Southeast Asia is Restoring Coastal Livelihoods. Operating over five years (2010-2015), the project is designed to improve economic security and women’s rights in 60 villages on the west coast of South Sulawesi province, Indonesia.

Southern Africa

Oxfam works in Southern Africa to improve infrastructure, health and education. Human Rights are of special concern, with Oxfam programs encouraging leadership and self sufficiency among women in the region.

The Americas

Oxfam Canada's program in the Americas focuses on women's rights and gender equality. In the past 5 years, Oxfam Canada has invested close to $4 million in Central America supporting more than 40 partners in Cuba, Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador.