Oxfam


Oxfam
Oxfam [äks′fam΄]
n.
an international organization (in full Oxford Committee for Famine Relief), established in England in 1942 to provide training and financial aid to people in developing countries and disaster areas

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Britain’s largest and best-known aid agency (= a charity that helps people in poor countries). It was set up in 1942 (as the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief) to send food to people with very little food in other European countries. It now works mainly in developing countries, sending help when there is an emergency, and working with governments on projects to help poor people. Oxfam runs Oxfam shops in most British towns and cities, where new and second-hand clothes, books, etc. are sold to raise money for the charity:

The shoes are new but everything else came from Oxfam shops.

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Universalium. 2010.

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