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  1. Oxfamnoun

    Oxfam International, a UK-based charity.

  2. Etymology: Abbreviation of Oxford Committee for Famine Relief.


  1. Oxfam

    Oxfam is a British-founded confederation of 21 independent charitable organizations focusing on the alleviation of global poverty, founded in 1942 and led by Oxfam International.


  1. Oxfam

    Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations working in approximately 90 countries worldwide to find solutions to poverty and related injustice around the world. In all Oxfam’s actions, the ultimate goal is to enable people to exercise their rights and manage their own lives. Oxfam works directly with communities and seeks to influence the powerful, to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them. Each organization works together internationally to achieve a greater impact through collective efforts. Oxfam was originally founded in Oxford, in 1942 as the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief by a group of Quakers, social activists, and Oxford academics; this is now Oxfam Great Britain, still based in Oxford, Oxfordshire. It was one of several local committees formed in support of the National Famine Relief Committee. Their mission was to persuade the British government to allow food relief through the Allied blockade for the starving citizens of Axis occupation of Greece. The first overseas Oxfam was founded in Canada in 1963. The organisation changed its name to its telegraph address, OXFAM, in 1965.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of OXFAM in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of OXFAM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of OXFAM in a Sentence

  1. Brian Concannon:

    Oxfam’s response this month -- quickly accepting responsibility and releasing its original investigation report -- is a sharp contrast to the U.N. ‘ s persistent policy of delay, denial and refusal of responsibility, for either sexual exploitation or unleashing cholera on Haiti.

  2. Ioannis Ieropoulos:

    We were challenged by Oxfam to think about lighting urinals that they would use in refugee camps. So this is the result of that conversation. And it's basically a live trial to demonstrate the microbial fuel cell technology over a long period of time; how it can continuously generate electricity from urine in real time.

  3. Ian Gary:

    Oxfam is committed to support a global standard of transparency, this is the only way to meet the needs of investors and allow citizens in resource rich countries to follow the money governments receive from oil and mining companies.

  4. Mark Goldring:

    The relationship with the Ministry of Water Resources has been a learning experience on both sides. It's not normally the way that Oxfam works.

  5. Mark Goldring:

    Oxfam does not have cross conflict line access, water does, and to the extent that those mains are operating, we have been supplying, as a humanitarian right, we will do all we can to supply water wherever we can get it.

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