About Oxfam


Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save lives and rebuild communities when disaster strikes. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality and discrimination against women.

And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty.



We are one of 21 Oxfams working together in 90 countries. Learn more about our goals – the specific things we want to achieve.


Supported by people across the island of Ireland for over 60 years, we are an independent, secular and not-for-profit organisation. 


We have shops across the island of Ireland, offices in Belfast and Dublin, and nearly 1,000 volunteers who are delivering real change to the lives of people affected by poverty.


You are the local link in a global network of people building a brighter future now.



October 2021

The interconnectedness of the world has again been highlighted by the pandemic, showing us that no one is safe until everyone is safe. It has also highlighted how global challenges can only be overcome when people work together. With this in mind, we will continue our work to tackle poverty and inequality by mobilising the power of people to build a global movement to transform lives and create lasting change. We believe all lives are equal and that everyone has the right to a just and sustainable world in which they can thrive. This is one of our core beliefs and it is something we fight for every day.

Around the world, we respond to humanitarian emergencies – providing clean water, food and shelter to communities caught up in natural disasters or conflict. Through our long-term development projects, we work with vulnerable groups – particularly women and young people – giving them the tools and training they need to lift themselves out of poverty. And we campaign on important issues at home and on the international stage – creating a platform for those who too often go unheard.

Yet, none of this work would be possible without your generosity and loyalty to Oxfam. The kindness, empathy and trust of all our supporters across the island of Ireland – regardless of the challenges they are facing in their own lives – continues to inspire us to do our best for the world’s most vulnerable people each and every day.

Thank you

Jim Clarken Chief Executive

Accountable to you

We know it’s important to you that your donation is spent wisely with maximum impact on the lives of people affected by poverty and injustice. It’s important to us too. That’s why we ensure that all our activities are measurable, accountable and realistic. We ensure our financial reporting is carried out to the highest international standards (SORP). Below you can learn more about our transparency and accountability.