Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice.
In addition to its Boston-based headquarters, Oxfam America maintains a Policy & Campaigns office in Washington, DC, and seven regional offices around the world.
Together with individuals and local groups in 94 countries, Oxfam saves lives, helps people overcome poverty, and fights for social justice. They are one of the 17 affiliates in the international confederation Oxfam.
Oxfam america works not only through offices on five continents, but also as part of the oxfam confederation: 17 sister organizations working collaboratively in more than 90 countries.
Their vision: A just world without poverty.
Their mission: To create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and social injustice.
What They Do
Oxfam America works on the scene, helping people gain the hope, skills, and direction to create a new future. We are also active in the global arena, addressing social injustice through their advocacy, public education, and emergency assistance programs.
While Oxfam specializes in helping communities realize individualized solutions to their problems, their work takes on universal themes. From community to community and region to region, they see people facing like challenges—and pursuing like solutions to their needs. Oxfam works to address the following key issues:
Private Sector Engagement
Disasters and Conflicts
Hunger and Food Security
Oil and Gas Mining
Insurance and Rural Resilience
Equality for Women
Access to Medicines
Where They Work
East Asia: Oxfam works to improve the lives of families by building their skills in pond aquaculture, natural vegetable gardening, rice farming, and small businesses.
West Africa: Oxfam works to build up resilience in the face of disasters; campaigns around community rights related to oil, gas, and mining; and supports community finance and livelihoods efforts.
Horn of Africa: Oxfam supplies emergency aid to communities when needed, but we also work to help people improve their means of making a living, thereby fostering their self-sufficiency.
Sudan: Oxfam works in Sudan and South Sudan, protecting public health and providing people facing particular struggles –such as single mothers and people with disabilities – with skills and assets they need to earn an income.
South America: Oxfam helps indigenous people, women, and other groups protect their natural resources and defend their rights, while also improving people’s safety in the face of disasters.
Central America, Mexico, and Caribbean: Oxfam supports women, rural communities, and small farmers as they raise their voices to defend their rights, improve their incomes, and protect their lands and livelihoods.
United States: Oxfam partners with local groups to tackle the fundamental causes of poverty and foster social change to alleviate it.