Oxfam have been fighting poverty and injustice for more than 50 years. But what exactly does this mean?
Contributing to long-term development
Poor people can take control, solve their own problems, and rely on themselves – with the right support. They fund long-term projects around the world and work in a range of areas, from water and sanitation to education and health, to bring about positive change in people’s lives.
Campaigning for change
Poverty isn’t just about lack of resources. In a wealthy world it’s about bad decisions made by powerful people.
They form part of a global movement of people committed to achieving a fairer world by:
- Partnering with Australians to campaign on the issues that matter – more than 50,000 Australians took action with us in the 2010/2011 financial year
- Empowering communities in developing countries to realise their rights and improve their lives
- Engaging with organisations and governments to change policies that cause poverty and inequality
Responding to emergencies
People need help in an emergency – fast. Oxfam saves lives, swiftly delivering aid, support and protection; and we help people prepare for future crises. Right now, they’re responding to these emergencies around the world.
All of their work seeks one overall outcome: to bring about positive change in the lives of people living in poverty. it’s an incredible mission statement that inspires the people at Jamesons, if you’d like to find a way to support them too, take a look.