Oxfam New Zealand is part of the Oxfam International confederation.
Oxfam started in 1942 as the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief, a wartime campaign against starvation and homelessness that sowed the seeds for a worldwide humanitarian movement.
Since 1995 Oxfam has become a tool for a coordinated approach to impact upon poverty. Together the 20 Oxfam affiliates raise more than $850 million a year to help people suffering poverty and injustice, recover from the devastation of disasters and lobby governments and international institutions such as the IMF and World Bank for changes to the policies which affect the poor and vulnerable. There is strength in numbers and our combined knowledge, skills, reach, and experience are formidable.
The Oxfam International website has information on key international campaigns, programmes and emergency updates.
Oxfam websites worldwide