What we do

Oxfam focuses on reducing inequality, so that the benefits from economic growth translate in to increase in the incomes and opportunities of the poorest

Our work in Nigeria focuses on the following areas of interventions:

  • Responding to the worsening security situation and to the low capacity within the institutional humanitarian framework, and meet the basic needs of those displaced and in food insecurity.
  • Building a more diversified economy, less dependent on extractive industries, with job opportunities for young people and more investment in agriculture.
  • Transforming the state into a transparent set of institutions with the resources and capacities to deliver essential services, held accountable by engaged and informed citizens.
  • Transforming women’s experience of gender discrimination and gender based violence, which discourages women from representation and leadership roles.
  • Reducing inequality, so that the benefits from economic growth translate in to increase in the incomes and opportunities of the poorest.
Women's right
Oxfam believes that gender inequality is a major barrier to ending poverty and a major form of discrimination against women. This is the reason for keeping the actualization and protection of women’s human rights at the heart of all our work.
North East Humanitarian Response
Saving Lives The disaster profile of Nigeria is increasing. The deterioration in the security situation in Nigeria has resulted in the internal displacement of over 2.1 million people, predominantly in the northeast of Nigeria. Our work through partners will directly meet the humanitarian needs of...
citizenship and the accountability of public and private sectors
This program seeks to ensure that the socio-economic and political rights of Nigerians are guaranteed by working with citizens, relevant institutions and the private sector to promote transparency and accountability.
Building resilient and sustainable livelihoods of rural communities
Our sustainable livelihoods program has a differentiated approach, combining resilient livelihoods with market led livelihood interventions to transition the chronically poor to the stage where they become economically active and capable of engaging in influencing activities.