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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.

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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.

Oxfam Ireland in Central African Republic

Seven in 10 Irish support overseas humanitarian support

Seven out of 10 Irish people are proud of the country’s generosity in supporting humanitarian relief efforts, according to a recent survey by Oxfam Ireland released as part of World Humanitarian Day, the 19th of August.

To mark this, Oxfam’s Colm Byrne reflects on his trip to CAR and the effect of humanitarian crisis there.

Oxfam shops - drop and shop

Drop and Shop style tips: How to edit your wardrobe

Top fashion stylist and designer Sara O’Neill shares her top tips for our Drop & Shop campaign.

People of Vanuatu

The spirit of Vanuatu

About three months ago, on the morning of 14 March 2015, I opened the door of my home in Port Vila slowly, not sure what I would see outside after Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam had screeched its way across our beautiful Vanuatu.

LGBT rights in Zimbabwe

‘A yes vote in Ireland will give us hope for LGBT rights in Zimbabwe’

The LGBT community in Zimbabwe are denounced by their aggressively homophobic government and homosexuality is a crime under Zimbabwean law with a one-year prison sentence for sexual relations between men. Hate speech, beatings, arbitrary arrests and even ‘corrective’ rape are rife.