Oxfam international is the umbrella body for 17 organizations (affiliates) working in over 90 countries to overocme poverty and what it considers as injustice in different parts of the world. A key key Oxfam objective is to enable people to exercise their rights and manage their own lives. Oxfam works directly with communities and seeks to influence the powerful, to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them. Affiliates work together internationally to achieve greater impact through collective action.
Oxfam campaigns and projects focus on: women’s rights, food for all, sustainable agriculture, climate change; health, education and aid; arms control and people’s rights during times of conflict and disaster.
It is estimated that in 2012 Oxfam worldwide had 10,230 staff; 47,097 volunteers; income of €918m (€639m spent on programme implementation, management, campaigning and emergencies; €144m on trading; €77m on fundraising and marketing; €40m on management and administration).