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Mobile phones and other information and communication technologies are opening up new opportunities to improve our programming.
Building resilient health systems and improving water, sanitation and hygiene provision is vital.
We want to secure the rights of people living in poverty to food and income security and decent work.
Extreme economic inequality within countries is increasing around the world. It destabilises economies, damages societies and traps people in poverty.
Our work in the UK supports our vision that everyone should have enough to live on and should be treated with respect and dignity no matter how much money they have.
Women and girls form the majority of those living in poverty. Achieving gender justice is a matter of basic rights and also a key means of addressing poverty.
Business has great potential for alleviating poverty. We want to maximise the contribution that business can make towards poverty reduction.
Effective, accountable states are essential for overcoming poverty and inequality. Poor and marginalised people have the right to a say in decisions that affect their lives.
Oxfam responds to needs caused by conflict or natural disasters directly, but also supports national governments and local partner organisations to respond in emergencies.
We meet the need for water and sanitation in crises and campaign with others for better provision and financing of essential services.
Climate change and disasters are causes of poverty so we integrate disaster risk reduction and adaptation in our work
All Oxfam’s work is under-pinned by a rights-based approach. We believe that all people have social, economic, political, and civil rights, as well as rights under humanitarian law.
We want governments and international organisations to spend aid effectively and target the poorest groups.
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