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Oxfam is an international confederation of charitable organizations focused on the alleviation of global poverty. Oxfam was founded at 17 Broad Street in Oxford, Oxfordshire, 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. 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 occupied Greece. The first overseas Oxfam was founded in Canada in 1963. The organization changed its name to its telegraph address, OXFAM, in 1965. The original Oxford Committee for Famine Relief was a group of concerned citizens including Doctor Henry Gillett (a prominent local Quaker), Canon Theodore Richard Milford, Professor Gilbert Murray and his wife Lady Mary, Cecil Jackson-Cole and Sir Alan Pim. The Committee met in the Old Library of University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, for the first time in 1942, and its aim was to relieve famine in Greece caused by Nazi Germany military occupation and Allied naval blockades. By 1960, it was a major international non-governmental aid organization.[citation needed] The name Oxfam comes from the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief, founded in Britain in 1942 and registered in accordance with UK law in 1943. Oxfam International was formed in 1995 by a group of independent non-governmental organizations. Their aim was to work together for greater impact on the international stage to reduce poverty and injustice. Stichting Oxfam International registered as a non-profit foundation at The Hague, Netherlands.

5 jobs at Oxfam America
Senior Development Officer Institutional Fundraising Support

Manage institutional donor relationships, including conducting research; coordinating strategy devel...

Posted 10 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Government & Non-Profit

Director Institutional Support

Provides proactive input and leadership to the Oxfam confederation's institutional funding governanc...

Posted 10 days ago

  •   11 - 15 years exp.  •  Government & Non-Profit

Senior Policy Advisor, Humanitarian

Contribute to the development and implementation of the Humanitarian Department strategy and Annual...

Posted 32 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Government & Non-Profit

Senior Digital Marketing Specialist

Will maintain familiarity with all of regional, policy, campaigning, and fundraising work through re...

Posted 32 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Government & Non-Profit

Senior Program Analyst, Special Project

Develop data monitoring and collection systems to track performance indicators for the IPD team...

Posted 55 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Government & Non-Profit