What we do

Trail- blazer

One good thing is leading to another as Oxfam helps farmers like Susanna in Liberia reclaim swamp land to grow rice.

How you're helping change lives

Rising star

Education can lift communities like Ameera's out of poverty, forever. We lobby governments, build schools, train teachers - whatever it takes.

How you're helping change lives

Unstop- pable

Since 2008, UK aid has helped pay for more midwives in Ghana - that's more Cecilias saving countless mothers from dying in childbirth.

How you're helping change lives

Game changer

Good sanitation and better prospects go hand in hand. Teams like Som's help families stay free of disease and facing a brighter future.

Help change lives for good

Clean water on tap, a cow or two, desks for a school... a little lift from Oxfam is often all people need to transform their communities forever. See the impact of our work.

How does my money help families facing disaster?

Take a peek at the latest edition of Inside Oxfam and discover how we help communities bounce back from disaster. There are some inspiring and uplifting stories such as Shazia's - back in class after flooding destroyed her school. 

Inside Oxfam: Spring Edition 2014

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3.9 million
people reached by health promotion activities

400,000
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 

82p 

goes directly to emergency,
development and
campaigning work

9p 

is spent on
support costs

9p 

is invested to generate
future revenue

More: Where your money goes