History

The history of Oxfam started in 1942 in Oxford (United Kingdom), when a small group of university students founded the Oxfam Committee for Famine Relief, to facilitatefood relief for the starving citizens of Greece during the Second World War. Beginning in the 1950s, the committee not only continued its work but also expanded to help victims of military conflicts and natural disasters worldwide, as well as people in the poorest countries of the world, helping them get through the most difficult conditions.

Today, Oxfam works in fields such as the fight against poverty, access to basic social benefits, such as food, clean drinking water, medical care, and education, and is active in humanitarian assistance, gender equality, development aid and the fight against climate change.

For more information about Oxfam’s work in the world, see: www.oxfam.org.uk/