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It's been 75 years since a small group of passionate people got together in Oxford to discuss how to stop families in Greece going hungry due to a WWII blockade. That evening, Oxfam was founded. Ever since, people like you who won't live with poverty have kept the Oxfam movement growing - and helped millions worldwide to shape futures filled with hope. Now, if we keep working together, an end to extreme poverty is tantalisingly close.
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37% of people living on less than $1.90 per day
29% OF PEOPLE LIVING ON LESS THAN $1.90 PER DAY
14% OF PEOPLE LIVING ON LESS THAN $1.90 PER DAY
9.6% OF PEOPLE LIVING ON LESS THAN $1.90 A DAY
Source: World Bank, all incomes adjusted for inflation over time
Over 1 billion fewer people living in extreme poverty since 1990
That means the number of people in extreme poverty fell by more than 50%
Now, if we fight inequality, the World Bank believe we can end extreme poverty by 2030. We do too.
Sources: United Nations, United Nations, World Bank
Odai, aged 15, lost an arm as conflict raged through Iraq. Malak, aged 14, saw her mother and sister killed by a mortar. But despite everything they have experienced, these children are ready to take Iraq forward. The question is, what future will they be able to create?
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Photographer Kieran Doherty travelled to Uganda with Oxfam to show how lives are changing thanks to supporters like you. We'll use his photos to raise more funds and help more people. Here, Kieran reflects on the progress he saw.
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However you support Oxfam, you move us closer to a world without poverty - and that's always worth celebrating. Here, we meet Laura, who is taking on the marathon for Oxfam, while Karen, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's in her thirties, explains why she's determined to make a difference by leaving a gift to Oxfam in her Will.
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Just like Michael Eavis, we believe in people power. For many years, Oxfam and Glastonbury have grown together - inspired by a shared belief that change is always possible.
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Earlier this year, we asked one simple question: what's your Oxfam story? Hundreds of people replied, telling us why they're part of the movement to end poverty. These stories make it very clear why so much change has happened in the past 75 years.
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It seems unbelievable now. But in 1984, as it became clear how bad the famine was in Ethiopia, our water engineer Paul Sherlock found himself doing just that. We won't take your donations as hand luggage today, but we'll still do whatever is needed to make sure help reaches the world's most vulnerable people.
Nousha and Henry, now husband and wife, met each other while volunteering in an Oxfam shop one... Read more
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How does my support help end poverty? Take a peek at Inside Oxfam and discover how we help communities bounce back from disaster.
Phil Broadhurst, manager of the Oxfam shop in Castle Street, Swansea, explains why he's welcomed more than 100 volunteers who have fled to the UK in search of a safer life.
Around the world, people face huge challenges to build a new life after fleeing their homes. These are their stories - and this is how you're creating hope.
All over the UK, amazing people are joining forces to show they won't live with poverty.
Sometimes it feels like we only hear tales of conflict, disaster and sadness. But thanks to your support, Oxfam has been able to bring real, precious, unexpected hope to people in seemingly desperate situations
It’s almost three years since the Ebola crisis began in West Africa, with your support, we’re still there – helping people to recover together.
“We’ve all got the power to change the world.”
Meet Sue Greenwood who lost a leg in the 2005 London bombings. One year later, she took part in our Trailwalker 100km walking challenge.
Oxfam supporter Roger Saunders took to the skies to celebrate leaving a gift to Oxfam in his Will.
Stories of hope in a changing climate. Here are just a few of the many stories showing how your support is helping people improve their future, despite the changing climate.
The author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time travels to Ethiopia with Oxfam.
Meet five amazing women who are giving their families and communities the strength to survive.
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.
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.
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.
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