What does Oxfam do?
After the 2001 earthquake in
El Salvador Oxfam worked with partners to provide clean water
Photo: Rachel Stabb/Oxfam
Oxfam's aim is a simple one: to work with others to find lasting
solutions to poverty and suffering.
We believe that there is no excuse for poverty in the 21st century.
Our world has enough food and other resources for everyone. If these
were shared out more fairly, there would be no need for much of
the suffering we see or hear about today.
How do we tackle these issues?
In many different ways, and with help from many different people:
We have programmes in more than 70 countries. We work with
local people to improve their lives. Together we might, for
example, train health workers, set up schools or safeguard water