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Our stories

When you support Oxfam, you help create a world without the inequality that fuels poverty. Here's what that looks like for the communities we work with.


Siphon's story

Cambodia: Siphon is a community activist who was trained and coached by 3SPN to advocate for community issues with the local authorities. She is a leader in her community and a part of the local fisheries network. Photo: Patrick Moran/Oxfam

"We have to work together in term of conservation, because it will provide the long-term benefits for next generations."

Meet Siphon


Obby's story

Yawuru (Broome), Australia: Obby participated in the KAWC Roundtable in Broome, 2023. She is a proud Bunuba woman from Fitzroy Crossing. Photo: Aimee Han/Oxfam

 I’m passionate about language and about culture and about people, and empowering people — I think the way to do that is through language and culture.”

Meet Obby


Yannick's story

“VPride … it also helped to build up my confidence. It meant that I could go out and I can put myself on the front line and present my sexual orientation.”

Meet Yannick

Papua New Guinea

Onano’s story

Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea: Onano John prepares to collect honey from her hives in the Eastern Highlands. Photo: Patrick Moran/OxfamAUS

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

Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea: Eriko Fuferefa, Director of KUSWA and a survivor of gender-based violence. Photo: OxfamAUS

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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Natalia’s story

Oecusse, Timor-Leste: Natalia Falo, pictured at her home where she says her partner Norbertu has taken a more active role in domestic chores after participating in Oxfam's Gender Action Learning System (GALS) training as part of the Hakbiit program. The family are also saving more money from selling animals and agricultural production. Photo: Ismenio Pereira/Oxfam

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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Samreen’s story

Future female leader in Pakistan

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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For every $1 we spend

Cambodia: Srey Rath is involved in training, campaigns, and national forums participation through Oxfam local partner Culture and Environment Preservation Association (CEPA). She has received a lot of capacity building and is a young leader in the community advocating for better fishing and water governance practices. Photo: Patrick Moran/Oxfam

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Timor-Leste: Ilda at her home. She has always been a saver, even before joining ROMANSA. She is currently a leader in her group. Photo: Patrick Moran/Oxfam

27c of every $1 goes towards raising the next

For every $1 we spend, 27c is invested on generating future income, helping us to fund even more vital work.

Somalia: Hodan Mohamad Warsame, works at Oxfam Somalia Somaliland as a Public Health Engineer.

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

19 Jul 2024

Oxfam reaction to the ICJ ruling on Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian Territory

“This is an historic ruling that lays bare Israel’s criminal actions that have denied rights, marginalised and subjugated Palestinians for decades. Every aspect of the occupation is illegal – settlements and settlers, the denial of water, and the use of Palestinian natural resources. The ICJ leaves absolutely no doubt that Israel has illegally annexed large […]

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18 Jul 2024

Israel using water as weapon of war as Gaza supply plummets by 94%, creating deadly health catastrophe: Oxfam

A new Oxfam report reveals how Israel has been systematically weaponizing water against Palestinians in Gaza, showing disregard for human life and international law. The report, Water War Crimes, finds that Israel’s cutting of external water supply, systematic destruction of water facilities and deliberate aid obstruction have reduced the amount of water available in Gaza […]

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15 Jul 2024

Oxfam reaction to Israel’s attack on Al-Mawasi “safe zone”

In response to the latest Israeli attack on the Al-Mawasi so-called “safe zone”, as described by Israel, Oxfam’s Regional Director for the Middle East, Sally Abi Khalil, said:  “Once again, we are witnessing Israel’s absolute disregard for Palestinian lives and for international law.  “This heinous approach to warfare, dropping bombs onto tents sheltering displaced civilians, including […]

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