Oxfam in Bangladesh
Oxfam is a confederation of 19 interdependent organisations, working in more than 90 countries.
One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilising the power of people against poverty.
Around the globe, Oxfam works 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 all we do, Oxfam works with partner organisations, and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.
In 1970, Oxfam as in Oxfam GB first started its journey in Bangladesh by assisting the victims of a deadly cyclone. Oxfam played a commendable role during the War of Liberation in 1971 by providing food, shelter and medicine to millions of displaced people. Its milestone publication “The Testimony of Sixty” also helped to draw international attention about the humanitarian disaster in Bangladesh as caused by the war during that time and since then has continued its efforts to support Bangladesh’s people through natural disasters and numerous poverty alleviation initiatives with local partners.
Organisational Focal Person for the SDG Platform
Communication Focal Person for the SDG Platform
Mr Md Khalid Hossain
Economic Justice Resilience Programme Manager
Mailing Address: Level-8 (Southern side), RAOWA Complex, VIP Road, Mohakhali, Dhaka-1206
Website address: www.oxfam.org/bangladesh
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