Who we are

Oxfam in Myanmar staff making the word OXFAM together.

Oxfam is a confederation of 19 affiliates  working in over 90 countries around the world. Our collective vision is “A Just World without Poverty”. We believe that people should be able to influence decisions that affect their lives, enjoy their rights, and assume their responsibilities as full citizens in a world in which all human beings are treated and valued equally. We focus on strengthening women’s rights and leadership in all that we do. Oxfam is one of the world’s leading humanitarian and development agencies.

In Myanmar, Oxfam works to reduce poverty and inequality by promoting the power of women and men to harness the benefits of political reform and economic development.We support communities to hold decision makers to account so that policies protect their rights and reduce poverty for all.
We work with government to strengthen its capacity to be more responsive to peoples’ needs, and with the private sector to be more accountable to communities and meet their human rights obligations.

Oxfam also works closely with communities to pursue sustainable economic development, building more resilient livelihoods and securing land and water rights. Humanitarian response is central to Oxfam’s work in Myanmar: in Kachin and Rakhine, where hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by conflict, Oxfam works with partners to deliver life saving assistance and support the dignity of affected communities. With protracted conflicts as well as high risk of natural disasters, Oxfam is also working with communities, particularly women leaders, to build their resilience to crises and realize lasting peace. Cutting across all our efforts is our commitment to amplifying the voices and strengthening the rights of the communities we work with.