Charity information


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Founded 1942

  • Mission statement

    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

  • Aims

    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.
  • Overview

    Established: October 1942

    Registered Charity Number: 202918

    Full time staff: 1500

    Volunteers: 24000

    Phone number: 0300 200 1300

    Address: Oxfam House John Smith Drive Oxford OX4 2JY

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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  • Ebola Crisis Appeal

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  • Gaza Crisis Emergency Appeal

    People across Gaza desperately need emergency humaniatrian aid. Homes, hospitals and water... More
  • Improve education for children in rural Mali

    This project is about giving 10,300 children a brighter future. We will upgrade school cla... More
  • Philippines Typhoon Appeal

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  • Syria Crisis Appeal

    More than 1 million people have fled violence in Syria, & 4 million inside the country are... More
  • West Africa Food Crisis

    Waiting is not an option. 13 million people in West Africa are facing serious food shortag... More