We’re one of 21 Oxfam organisations working together in 87 countries to bring an end to poverty.


Relentless fighting in Yemen has left people without clean water and food, and has destroyed hospitals and schools. Since April 2017, there have been over 600,000 suspected cases of cholera, and more than 2,000 deaths from this preventable disease as a direct result of the conflict.

Oxfam has been in Yemen for more than 30 years, working hard to improve water and sanitation services, as well as the livelihoods of people living in poverty. Since 2015, we’ve reached 1 million people with clean water, food vouchers, cash transfers and hygiene kits as part of our emergency response.

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Burundi is one of the poorest countries on the planet. More than half of its population is under 17 years old and life expectancy is only 51 years. More than a decade of wars has left the country in a state of insecurity and volatility.

Oxfam has been working in Burundi since the 1990s. Our work was initially focused on humanitarian interventions but it has progressively shifted towards reconstruction and development.

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Fighting in central and northern Iraq has forced 4.2 million people to flee from their homes. More than 11 million people are in need of humanitarian aid due to the ongoing crisis.

Oxfam is providing life-saving assistance to those who have been affected by the conflict.

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Although Tanzania has enjoyed political stability and peace since its independence and is a country rich in natural resources, these advantages have not translated into a higher standard of living for the majority of its citizens.

Oxfam has been working with local partners in Tanzania since the 1960s. We help farmers to get fair prices for their produce, improve access to education and its quality, and promote awareness and provision of care and support to people living with HIV and AIDS.

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Fighting has ravaged South Sudan for the past three-and-a-half years.

More than six million people – 45 percent of the population – are facing extreme hunger. As many as 7.5 million people now need humanitarian assistance. More than 1 million of these people are children who are acutely malnourished.

On top of this, as many as 3.8 million people have fled their homes; with more than 2 million seeking safety in neighbouring countries like Uganda, where there are now 1 million South Sudanese refugees.

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Prior to the conflict that started in 2011, Syria was a thriving, middle-income country. Ten years of fighting has left the country devastated. Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, and more than half the population have fled their homes.

In Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon, Oxfam is helping more than 2 million people by providing life-saving clean water, sanitation and vital support for families who have lost everything.

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Uganda is a country that faces several socio-cultural, economic and political challenges, which perpetuate high levels of poverty and inequality.

Oxfam has been working in Uganda since the 1960s. Since then, we’ve implemented humanitarian and development programmes to support practical and innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty.

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The Philippines is a country that consists of more than 7,000 islands, with the majority of the population concentrated in just 11 of these islands. In recent decades, its economy has deteriorated, and many families are now living below the poverty line. The country is prone to natural disasters and has been struck by a number of major storms.

In the Philippines, Oxfam is working towards a future where citizens, especially women and other vulnerable groups, are free from the injustices of poverty. During emergencies, we respond with life-saving aid while supporting people to recover their livelihoods. 

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With a population of almost 30 million, Nepal is one of the world’s 50 least developed countries. In 2015, two massive earthquakes struck the country, leaving 9,000 people dead and 850,000 homes destroyed or damaged.

Oxfam immediately responded, providing aid including emergency food, clean water, temporary shelters and latrines. We continue our work with the people of Nepal, helping them to realise their vision of a just society without poverty.

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