One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilising the power of people against poverty.
Around the globe, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them.
In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organisations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.
Operating at all levels — from individual households to global forums — Oxfam Australia strives to:
- save lives before, during, and after humanitarian crises
- work locally with people and communities to support their development and influence policies and practices that will reduce poverty
- influence governments, institutions and businesses to develop and implement laws, policies and practices that help people rise out of poverty.