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What we do

Development programmes

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Oxfam’s programmes are designed to drive systemic change for communities across the Pacific and beyond.

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Kōtui

The Kōtui programme is designed to drive systemic change for vulnerable and marginalised women facing climate breakdown and disasters. The projects included in the Kōtui programme aim to improve women’s access to resources and opportunities and make sure that the governance systems that affect them include women and their priorities. 

Kōtui seeks two long-term outcomes: first governance systems affecting resilience are more inclusive, accountable and gender-responsive. Secondly, women have more equitable access
to resources and opportunities that matter to their resilience and wellbeing

Learn more here.

Papua New Guinea

Our goal is to improve health, resilience, and quality of life for remote and vulnerable communities, particularly women and children, in rural Papua New Guinea.

Solomon Islands

Women in Solomon Islands have little influence on the critical decisions that directly impact their lives because they are not often included in decision-making groups or processes. 

Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste accesses significant amounts of climate finance, yet women and other vulnerable groups in Timor-Leste have not yet been able to adequately access or benefit from climate finance.

Timor-Leste

This project will drive work on the distribution of land rights information at the community level, alongside broader women’s empowerment work.

Other programmes include:

Where we work

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where we work

Oxfam works in 87 countries. Together, we can provide long-term solutions for communities in need.
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At Oxfam Aotearoa, our work focuses on the Pacific countries of Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu, as well as Timor-Leste and Bangladesh. Discover more about Oxfam’s programmes in these countries below.

Where We Work

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Bangladesh

Close to a million Rohingya people have fled violence in Myanmar to seek refuge across the border in Bangladesh.

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

Oxfam is working with our partner organisations to help communities achieve the right to live free from poverty, with a sustainable income and secure food supply.

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Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands faces significant challenges across the areas of climate resilience, gender equity and inclusive governance.

Learn about Oxfam's programmes in Timor-Leste (East Timor)

Timor-Leste

With your support, we’re helping farmers in rural Timor Leste gain financial and farming skills so they can earn a decent income.

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Tonga

Oxfam works with local partners in Tonga to provide youth development opportunities and support farmers and producers.

Learn about the livelihood and community programmes Oxfam supports in Vanuatu.

Vanuatu

In Vanuatu, Oxfam is training and supporting farmers to establish and grow small-scale market gardens and find new income opportunities.

About us

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Oxfam is a worldwide development organisation that mobilises the power of people against injustice.

Oxfam Aotearoa has met all the standards and expectations of corporate governance, transparency, accountability, and good practice, as outlined in the Council for International Development’s Code.

About us

Oxfam Aotearoa and our Commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi

In supporting self-determination of tangata whenua, we want a meaningful and committed relationship that better informs how we work together with partners and colleagues elsewhere in the world on their own mana motuhake journey.

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Our history

The defining moments in Oxfam Aotearoa’s work.

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Our vision and goals

Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the same vision.

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Who we are

Oxfam Aotearoa’s work is made possible by a network of people committed to Oxfam’s vision.

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How we work

No one knows a communities’ needs better than the people who belong to it.

Emergency relief

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Together, we can save lives and help communities rebuild.

Each year more than 30 million people flee their homes or lose their livelihoods as a result of conflict and natural disasters. We believe everyone has a right to a warm, safe and secure home – and we know you feel the same.

Oxfam is one of the world’s leading providers of humanitarian aid in emergencies, with well-recognised expertise in clean water, sanitation, public health, food security, and the protection of civilians. We have a strong reputation for scale, speed, and innovation.

Oxfam responds directly wherever there is a widespread threat to life, health, and livelihoods. And we stay for the long-term to rebuild lives and reduce the risk of future disasters. With your help, we have launched rapid responses after tropical cyclones, earthquakes and volcanoes, and supported those who have been displaced by conflict, such as we are seeing in Syria, Myanmar, Afghanistan and Ukraine.

You can help

Disaster response

Disaster response fund

Each year more than 30 million people flee their homes or lose their livelihoods as a result of conflict and natural disasters. 

Emergency funds are crucial for Oxfam to act quickly whenever disasters occur around the world. With your help, we can launch a rapid response after tropical cyclones, earthquakes or human-made accidents.

Support for Tonga

Tonga eruption

Earlier this year, the people of Tonga felt the earth shake beneath them as one of the largest volcanic eruptions in decades cut them off from the world.

Because of our generous supporters, Oxfam was able to respond immediately and send a water desalination unit over to Tonga to begin purifying water right away. Our local partners are working hard to get clean water to everyone who needs it, but the crisis is not over yet.

Fundraise for Oxfam

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Fundraising is a great way to make a difference. 

When you raise money for Oxfam, you’re also raising awareness about injustice, climate change, and poverty. And when people donate to your fundraiser, it can be an important first step for them to take further action.

Take action with us

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Join our campaigns to be the change you want to see.

About us

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What She Makes

Women make up 80% of the garment industry and 9 out of 10 do not earn enough even to afford decent meals. A living wage is not a luxury but is a minimum all working people should be paid to escape poverty.

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Biofuels mandate: Don’t burn food

Will you join us in asking the government to recognise the harm a biofuel mandate would cause?

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The Case for 1.5°C

The Government and Climate Change Commission are currently being sued for errors in Aotearoa’s recommended climate action. We can use this ​court case to send a powerful message about why keeping to 1.5 degrees is so important, and what’s at stake.

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Cut climate pollution fairer and faster

Climate breakdown is pushing millions of people into hunger and hardship. Join us to help Aotearoa cut climate pollution fairer and faster.

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A People’s Vaccine, not a Profit Vaccine

No one is safe from Coronavirus until everyone is safe. But pharmaceutical patents stand in the way. Join the fight to end vaccine monopolies and ensure a people’s vaccine, not a profit vaccine.

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Act for Afghanistan

The New Zealand government can extend kindness beyond our borders, and support more people stranded in the largest humanitarian crisis in the world.

Why We Campaign

Why we campaign

If we use our collective power, we can make real the vision of a world without poverty, and shift the window of what’s politically possible.

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How We Have Created Change Together

Learn more about how we’ve created change together in recent years.

Our work

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Together we can provide long-term solutions for communities in need.

At Oxfam Aotearoa, our work challenges the underlying causes of poverty and injustice through long-term development programs, advocacy work and emergency relief. Discover more about our programs below.

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Our programmes

Disaster response fund

Emergency relief

Together, we can save lives and help communities rebuild.

Each year more than 30 million people flee their homes or lose their livelihoods as a result of conflict and natural disasters. We believe everyone has a right to a warm, safe and secure home – and we know you feel the same.

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Development programmes

Oxfam’s programmes are designed to drive systemic change for communities across the Pacific and beyond. 

Push for change

If we use our collective power, we can make real the vision of a world without poverty, and shift the window of what’s politically possible. Together, we are tackling injustice by changing minds, systems and lives.

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Te Tāhuna Kōkohu Ethical Investment Programme

Te Tāhuna Kōkohu Ethical Investment Programme will help Oxfam Aotearoa build its financial resiliency and self-sufficiency. This fund will ensure that Oxfam can continue to support change where it matters most, as well as to lead by example, ensuring that this wealth supports ethical businesses and business practices.