What we do

Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn't inevitable. In just 15 years, extreme poverty has been halved. 15 more years and we can end it for good.

To spread that change and make it last, political solutions are also needed to tackle the root causes of poverty and create societies where empowered individuals can thrive.

We will always act, we will speak out, and we won't live with poverty.

Bringing hope in disaster

The day my house fell down

Anita KC will never forget the day her house fell down – the day a massive earthquake devastated Nepal. See how Oxfam supporters helped her get through it.

Changing lives with water

He lifts three tons a day

Brian in South Sudan is no stranger to heavy lifting – he shifts three tonnes of water on his bike, every day. Thanks to Oxfam supporters, he now shifts three tonnes of clean, safe water.

Protecting from disease

Puppets saving lives.

Meet Amal, living in Jordan’s Za’atari camp, and find out how puppets are teaching kids who have this escaped violent conflict to protect themselves from disease.

How does my money help end poverty?

You're changing lives. Here's how. 

Take a peek at Inside Oxfam and discover how we help communities bounce back from disaster.

Inside Oxfam: Inspiring videos and stories.


3.9 million
people reached by health promotion activities

people benefiting from support to improve their crops, goods or services

1.4 million
people benefiting from improved sanitation facilities 

Other things we do

Innovation and leadership

We publish outstanding analysis informed by our work and experience in the field.

Policy & Practice website

Working with business

We work with the private sector to promote fairer markets and ethical practices.

Working with business
How your company can partner with Oxfam

Gender equality

Two thirds of poor people are women. We put their rights at the heart of our work.

Oxfam and gender equality

For every £1 you give to Oxfam 


goes directly to emergency,
development and
campaigning work


is spent on
support costs


is invested to generate
future revenue

Where your money goes