Oxfam is marking its 65th year in India this year. In 1951, Oxfam Great Britain came to India during the Bihar famine to launch its first full-scale humanitarian response in a developing country.
Over the past 64 years, Oxfam has supported civil society organisations across the length and breadth of the country. In 2008, all Oxfams working in India came together to form Oxfam India, a fully independent Indian organisation (with Indian staff and an Indian Board), which is a member of a global confederation of 18 Oxfams.
1971 : Oxfam GB launched a health programme serving 500,000 refugees on the creation of Bangladesh in India, its largest country rehabilitation and development programme to date.
Oxfam’s vision is a just world without poverty; a world in which people can influence the decisions that affect their lives, enjoy their rights, and assume their responsibilities as full citizens of a world in which all human beings are valued and treated equally.
The purpose of Oxfam is to help create lasting solutions to address the injustice of poverty. We have to create a society for all, where equality prevails and every individual can exhibit his right to a safe and happy life.
Second strategy for the period 2016-2020 implemented.
Oxfam India became an autonomous and independent affiliate of Oxfam International.
Oxfam India was formed by the merger of all Oxfam affiliates working in India.
Oxfam India Trust registered.
Oxfam Intermon started operations in India.
Oxfam Hong Kong started operations in India.
Oxfam Novib started operations in India with support to civil society organisations.
Oxfam Australia started operations in India with ‘Food for Peace’ campaign.
Oxfam Great Britain started operations in India with Bihar famine relief work.
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