Oxfam is a worldwide development organisation that mobilises the power of people against poverty. Oxfam GB is one of the 17 Oxfam affiliates that make up the confederation of Oxfam International.
Oxfam GB’s purpose is to help create lasting solutions to the injustice of poverty. They are part of a global movement for change, one that empowers people to create a future that is secure, just and free from poverty.
How They Work
In 2014/15 they spent £298.4 million on charitable activities in three interconnected ways:
Development: they work through long-term programmes with communities determined to shape a better future for themselves
Humanitarian: they respond fast in emergencies, and stay to help people rebuild their lives
Campaigns: they speak out against injustice to campaign for genuine, lasting change
Impact in 2014/15:
They reached 11.8 million people directly in 52 countries
560,000 people globally took online actions in support of their campaigns
They supported 8.1 million people in 39 humanitarian emergencies
They made 1,191 grants to 775 partner organisations
405,000 people in the UK made a regular donation to them