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We are a global movement of people
working together to eliminate poverty by tackling inequality.

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Students by their recently installed tap stand, which was installed by Oxfam at their school in Nepal. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam AUS

Our approach

How we work through our network of partners and allies to relieve and eliminate poverty on three fronts

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Our strategic framework

How we plan to achieve our vision of a just and sustainable world without poverty

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Countries where we work

We are one of 20 members of the global Oxfam confederation with a presence in 90 countries around the world

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Our impact

How we maximise the value of every dollar we spend to ensure we’re having a long-term impact

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Our history

Together we’ve been tackling poverty and empowering communities to build better lives for themselves for more than 67 years

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Students by their recently installed tap stand, which was installed by Oxfam at their school in Nepal. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam AUS

Our approach

How we work through our network of partners and allies to relieve and eliminate poverty on three fronts

Learn More

Our strategic framework

How we plan to achieve our vision of a just and sustainable world without poverty

Learn More

Countries where we work

We are one of 20 members of the global Oxfam confederation with a presence in 90 countries around the world

Learn More

Our impact

How we maximise the value of every dollar we spend to ensure we’re having a long-term impact

Learn More

Our history

Together we’ve been tackling poverty and empowering communities to build better lives for themselves for more than 67 years

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At Oxfam Australia, we believe all lives are equal and no-one should live in poverty.

We believe that in a wealthy world, poverty is unjustifiable and preventable, that the present state of inequality and injustice must be challenged, and that with the right help, people can change their lives for the better.

That’s why we are part of a global movement of people working together to eliminate poverty by tackling inequality.

Working with partners, allies, communities and our supporters, we are changing the world for the better at every level, at scale, here and now, and for the long term.

Oxfam takes a human rights-based approach to development, helping to both foster in people an ability to claim those rights, and establishing capacity for duty bearers to fulfil their obligations to their citizens. Our work ensures the representation of vulnerable people affected by marginalisation and injustice.

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Read the latest news and stories from Oxfam’s work around the globe.

Sanfo Ramata (49), a farmer and herder, works with the Confédération Paysanne du Faso, an Oxfam partner in Burkina Faso. Photo: Gery Barbot/Oxfam

CLIMATE CHANGE

800% increase in UN appeal needs for extreme weather-related emergencies

The amount of money required to respond to the climate change-related extreme weather events is now eight times higher than 20 years ago.

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Myer makes first public commitment towards the living wage

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IPCC’s Working Group III report on climate change

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Millions of people across East Africa at risk of extreme hunger

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Your impact

Meet these inspiring heroes from all corners of the globe.

Papua New Guinea

Onano’s story

When women can earn a living it not only improves gender equality, it also helps whole communities lift themselves out of poverty.

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Papua New Guinea

Eriko’s story

Violence against women and girls is alarmingly common in Papua New Guinea. Oxfam is working with trailblazers like Eriko to empower women and build a safer future.

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Vanuatu

Blockchain technology

All Blocks

Our UnBlocked cash transfer program supports vulnerable communities with immediate cash transfers when disasters strike.

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Timor-Leste

Natalia’s story

Before she put pen to paper, Natalia’s dream for a new house may have seemed unattainable. But her happy new home is proof that if you can see it, you can be it.

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Pakistan

Samreen’s story

Many 17 year olds look forward to the moment when they turn 18 and can legally vote but not many plan to stand for election the same year.

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Pakistan Floods 2022

Emergency – Pakistan Floods

Homes, farms and infrastructure have been swept away in devasting floods. Lives have been lost. Please give whatever you can today.

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Christmas gifts that do good

This Christmas, you can help transform the lives of people living in poverty with Oxfam Unwrapped – gifts that do good.

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All Blocks

REPORT

Falling Short: Funding fairer climate action in a warming world

Australia’s investment in climate solutions for the region is falling short at a time when the new Government is seeking to rebuild its reputation with our Pacific neighbours.

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About Oxfam

We are a global movement of people working together to eliminate poverty by tackling inequality

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What is climate change?

Climate change is a substantial and continuous change in the global average temperature, driven largely by increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere. Learn More.

What is climate justice?

Climate justice is really about the way the climate crisis influences inequality. The need for action is now more urgent than ever as vulnerable communities all over the world continue to suffer from the consequences of climate change.

How is climate change affecting poverty and hunger?

Climate change is making economic inequality worse. The effects of the climate crisis are disproportionally felt by those who’ve contributed the least to the climate crisis. This is true within and between countries and regions. 

What should Australia be doing?

It’s critical that we take the action necessary to restrict global temperature rise to within 1.5˚C, beyond this point many countries will face unmanageable suffering and devastation. We must take action at home and on the world stage to combat climate change including:
- Making a commitment to reduce Australia’s domestic emissions by 74% below 2005 levels by 2030 and reach net-zero emissions by 2035;
- Developing a concrete plan to phase-out coal and gas from Australia’s energy supply.

Why is Oxfam working on climate change?

We believe all lives are equal and no-one should live in poverty. The climate crisis is the single greatest threat in the fight against poverty, hunger and inequality.
Oxfam, globally and in Australia, was one of the first big development agencies to draw the links between climate change and the lives and prospects of communities worldwide, and in particular its impact upon people living in poverty.

What are we doing about climate change?

We need to find a fair global solution to climate change. We are working with communities at the front lines of climate change to amplify their voices and to support them in being part of the solution to the climate crisis. Oxfam funds and supports programs that directly help communities to survive in the face of climate change.

What evidence do we have for climate change?

Today there is extraordinarily robust evidence of global heating and its impact upon ecosystems and communities. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, whose reports represent the most complete and authoritative distillation of evidence from across relevant disciplines, can be found on their website. It is the United Nations body for assessing science on climate change and we reference their extensively researched reports to make decisions and create support programs at Oxfam. Visit the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) website.