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OXFAM HONG KONG SINCE 1976

2016

Inequality Breeds Poverty

Inequality Breeds Poverty 

  • OTW celebrates its 35th anniversary. Participants and sponsors raise over HK$39 million.

2015

Nepal Earthquake Response

Nepal Earthquake 

2014

  •  Low-income Working Family Allowance is announced through Oxfam and other organisations’ advocacy efforts
  • Holds a photo exhibition to draw attention to the difficulties ethnic minorities face in learning Chinese
  • ‘Seven Years of Exploration – A Summary of Oxfam’s Programmees in China’ is published
 

2013

  • Ya’an, China earthquake, Philippines typhoon and South Sudan crisis response
  • Official poverty line established in Hong Kong through Oxfam and other organisations’ advocacy efforts

Home for Dinner

  • Launches Home for Dinner campaign to raise awareness about the global problems of hunger and poverty

 

2012

  •  Sets up office in Macau
  • ‘Just Bite’, a campaign against poverty and hunger in Hong Kong, is launched
 

2011

Syria Crisis Response

Syria Crisis

  • Launches ‘GROW’, Oxfam’s biggest global campaign on food justices

2010

Haiti earthquake and Qinghai, China Earthquake Response

Qinghai, China earthquake

2009

  • Our first China Disaster Preparedness Warehouse in Chengdu opens to stock relief supplies

Climate Change

2008

Myanmar Cyclone and China Earthquake

Corporate Social Responsibility

 

2006

  • 'Prosperity Initiative' formed in the Mekong to assist impoverished bamboo farmers

2005

Interactive Education Centre

Interactive Education Centre

2004

Darfur Crisis

  • Establishes Oxfam Africa Development Fund to support projects across Africa

2002

  • Make Trade Fair, a campaign on economic justice, begins

2001

  • Education Fund set up to provide children with sustainable access to quality education

2000

  • Launches Cyberschool, an online resource for teachers and students

1999

  • Joins UN delegation to monitor independence referendum in East Timor (now ‘Timor-Leste’); soon after, Oxfam begins implementing poverty alleviation projects there

1998

  • Its first book (in Chinese) on poverty alleviation in Mainland China is published

1997

  • Its first book (in Chinese) on poverty alleviation in Mainland China is published
  • Oxfam Club, a global citizenship programme for Hong Kong youth, is formed

1996

Hong Kong

  • Anti-poverty projects begin in Hong Kong and a major research report is published 

Oxfam Rice Sale

  • Oxfam Rice Sale begins, an annual fundraiser to support projects in Mainland China

1995

Oxfam Hong Kong

  • Oxfam Hong Kong becomes a founding member of international confederation of Oxfam

Oxfam Grants for Development Education Projects in Hong Kong

Oxfam Grants for Development Education Projects

 

1994

  • Rwanda genocide response 

Laos, Malawi and Sudan

1993

Bangladesh and India

1992

Hunger Banquet

Oxfam China Development Fund

  • Establishes Oxfam China Development Fund to support projects in Mainland China

1991

  • Monthly donor programme (later called ‘Oxfam Partners’) begins

1988

Vietnam

1987

Mainland China

Mozambique

  • First community development project in Africa (in Mozambique

1986

Hong Kong

  • Advocacy for Vietnamese migrants/refugees’ rights in Hong Kong begins

Philippines

  • The agency’s first community development project begins (in the Philippines

1984

  • Ethiopia famine response

1981

Oxfam Trailwalker

1977

The Oxfam Shop

1976

Oxfam Hong Kong

  • Volunteers set up Oxfam Hong Kong