The Future is Equal

Oxfam is today greatly saddened at the loss of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Gabriela Bucher, Executive Director of Oxfam International said: “All of Oxfam is united in grief at the death of Archbishop Tutu. We express our deepest condolences to the Archbishop’s wife Leah, their children and grandchildren. We express our condolences to the South African people”.

“Rarely does a name inspire so much courage as that of Archbishop Tutu. The flame that Archbishop Tutu carried against injustice lit millions more. The world is a better place because of him”.

“Archbishop Tutu was Oxfam’s former global ambassador – raising global attention and tackling issues with us, from global hunger to the climate crisis. He was a friend, and a critical friend when needed. Most recently he gave his support to tackling the issue of global vaccine inequality”.

“Oxfam’s own role in supporting the anti-apartheid movement forged our own connection with his generation of leaders, who continue to inspire us today. Oxfam will play its part in preserving his legacy by continuing the struggles that he fought for throughout his life.”