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Oxfam British charity formed in 1948. It attempts to alleviate suffering due to poverty or natural disaster in all parts of the world. Nearly 75% of Oxfam's budget is devoted to long-term projects, including agriculture, family planning and medicine.



views updated Jun 11 2018

Oxfam Non‐governmental organization concerned with famine relief and improvement of food resources in less developed countries. Originally founded by Gilbert Murray in 1942 as the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief. Web site www.oxfam.org.uk.


views updated May 23 2018

OXFAM (or Oxfam) (ˈɒksfæm) Oxford Committee for Famine Relief