Oxfam. What springs to mind? Charity shops and second-hand clothes? Goats from our Oxfam Unwrapped gift catalogue, bought for people in far-flung lands? They're part of the picture. But think bigger
Oxfam works with others to overcome poverty and suffering.
We are an independent organisation, registered as a charity, affiliated to Oxfam International, with partners, volunteers, supporters and staff of many nationalities – part of a global movement to build a just and safer world.
We are a catalyst for overcoming poverty. To achieve the greatest impact, we work on three inter-linking fronts:
- Saving lives by responding swiftly to provide aid, support and protection during emergencies;
- Developing programmes and solutions that empower people to work their way out of poverty; and
- Campaigning to achieve lasting change
Oxfam aims to:
- To promote human rights, equality and diversity, in particular where to do so contributes to the prevention and relief of poverty; in all cases working anywhere in the world.
- To prevent and relieve poverty and to protect vulnerable people, including through humanitarian intervention.
- To advance sustainable development.
Established: October 1942
Registered Charity Number: 202918
Full time staff: 1500
Phone number: 0300 200 1300
Address: Oxfam House John Smith Drive Oxford OX4 2JYView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
Nepal Earthquake - Oxfam emergency appealWe urgently need your help to provide clean water, sanitation and emergency food support. ... More
Ebola Crisis AppealEbola is devastating communities in West Africa, with millions of lives at risk. Oxfam is ... More
Gaza Crisis Emergency AppealPeople across Gaza desperately need emergency humaniatrian aid. Homes, hospitals and water... More
Improve education for children in rural MaliThis project is about giving 10,300 children a brighter future. We will upgrade school cla... More
Philippines Typhoon AppealOxfam is gearing up its aid efforts after one of the worst natural disasters to hit the Ph... More
Syria Crisis AppealMore than 1 million people have fled violence in Syria, & 4 million inside the country are... More
West Africa Food CrisisWaiting is not an option. 13 million people in West Africa are facing serious food shortag... More