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About us

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.

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Oxfam GB have launched a formal consultation process on how we make about £16m of savings in our discretionary spending. We need to make those savings in order to live within our means after falls in our income following the very public spotlight on historic safeguarding issues, most notably the appalling abuse by some former staff in Haiti. Read more

The difference we made in 2015-16


390,000

women made aware of, and able to stand up for, their rights

1.7 million

benefiting from the distribution of food,cash or vouchers, enabling them to survive a crisis.

4.3 million

people reached by health promotion activities