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20.7 Million

People around the world benefited directly from our programmes last year

8 Million

People were supported in 39 emergencies around the world


People are now accessing HIV and AIDs services provided by Oxfam-funded partners

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Around the world, the gap between the rich and poor is spiralling out of control.

Extreme inequality is not accidental or inevitable - it’s the result of deliberate policy choices by people in power.

Together we must Even It Up and stop inequality from undermining our fight against #poverty. Join our campaign now to close the gap between the rich and the rest.

what we're doing

Eight in 10 Irish people consider buying a charity gift this Christmas

More than 8 out of 10 Irish consumers would consider buying an ethical/charity gift as a Christmas present for a friend or family member this Christmas, according to a recent survey by Oxfam Ireland released as part of the launch of Oxfam Unwrapped.

This year we have lots of gifts guaranteed to generate smiles on the faces of your loved ones!

South Sudan Image Collage

South Sudan photo exhibit highlights stories behind stats

World Press Photo award-winner Kieran Doherty, whose family is originally from Belfast, travelled last year with Oxfam to South Sudan. Kieran’s striking photos from the trip now form a new exhibition in Belfast’s Linen Hall Library, where Kieran will also deliver an illustrated lunchtime talk, to share his impressions of South Sudan and the human stories behind his images.

Jim Clarken, Oxfam Ireland

Budget 2016 lost opportunity for real tax transparency

The Irish government’s final budget is a lost opportunity for real tax transparency needed to ensure a fair recovery for all.

We need to wipe out the secrecy that facilitates corporate tax dodging. Corporate tax dodging means governments keep putting their hands in the pockets of ordinary taxpayers to pay for the shortfall – many of whom can least afford it.

climate change and poverty

Climate Change. Poverty. Hunger. It’s all the same fight.

This week thousands of people around the world are standing shoulder to shoulder with rural women, who are not only feeling the harshest effects of climate change but, in the face of woeful government inaction, are also leading the fight in feeding their communities, and the world.

helping syrian refugees

The loveliest letter you'll ever read

Grace and Nina wanted to help Syrian refugees so they took action and raised funds to support our work.
When we received their lovely letter, we just had to go meet them in person.

Allowing children to drown in our seas is an affront to the humanity of the European people

Resettling refugees will not solve this crisis but it could save thousands of lives. We cannot pretend this is not our responsibility – this challenge has to be taken on by everybody, and we can’t wait for Europe – which has abjectly failed to decide on an appropriate, human rights-based response.