"Oxfam International", picture of boy helped by Oxfam aid

Oxfam New Zealand is part of Oxfam, an international confederation working to end the injustice of poverty.

Oxfam started in 1942 as the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief. This was a wartime campaign against starvation and homelessness. It 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 19 Oxfam affiliates around the world raise funds to help people suffering poverty and injustice. We help people to recover from the devastation of disasters and lobby governments and international institutions such as the IMF and World Bank to change policies which affect the poor. 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 as well as the links to our affiliates.