The Future is Equal

Oxfam International

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Oxfam Aotearoa is part of Oxfam, an international confederation working for a just, inclusive, and sustainable world.

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.

Together the 21 Oxfam affiliates around the world raise funds to help people living with injustice and poverty. 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.

Map showing countries where Oxfam is active in