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OXFAM

Oxfam Committee for Famine Relief

Oxfam was established by the citizens of Oxford, the United Kingdom, in 1942 with the aim of helping the Greeks who were suffering under Nazi rule in the wake of the Second World War. It is one of the world's largest non-governmental relief organizations committed to building a "world without poverty and suffering."

Oxfam has worked to "identify the structural causes of poverty, and redress the social injustice and absurdity deriving from it" and the organization has assisted people to combat food shortages by "enabling them to grow enough to feed themselves, rather than by food aid." Oxfam, which has also helped many to start their won businesses through technical education aimed at self-reliance, was awarded the Seoul Peace Prize 2002 in recognition of its outstanding achievements in relieving people from poverty, plight and calamity.