Who we are

We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes in Nigeria

Oxfam is a confederation of 20 affiliates operating globally in more than 120 countries working to see a world without poverty. We are a world-wide development organization that mobilizes the power of people against poverty. Around the globe, we work to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them.

In Nigeria, Oxfam works to influence policy change in favour of the poor and most vulnerable, promoting food security and supporting small scale farmers to improve the livelihoods of men and women in rural areas. We respond to humanitarian needs of the people in the North Eastern part of Nigeria where insurgence had led to loss of thousands of lives and rendered many people homeless.     

Oxfam in Nigeria

focuses on:

  • Meeting vulnerable people's needs: saving lives.
  • Sustaining increased incomes for the poorest.
  • Transforming attitudes about women’s roles and rights.
  • Increasing active citizenship, and the accountability and transparency of public and private sector.

Central to our work is the belief that power relations need to change to enable poor people to demand and claim their rights. We work with a wide variety of development partners and allies, such as community organizations and civil society groups at the local, state and national levels to achieve our goals.