Oxford Ramallah Friendship Association (ORFA) is a charity building grassroots links between civil society groups and individuals in Oxford in the UK and Ramallah in Palestine. ORFA works in tandem with Oxford Ramallah Twinning Link.

ORFA raises awareness through bringing groups and individuals from Palestine to share their stories with residents of Oxford. Through this we hope to reduce the sense of isolation that comes from life under occupation. We also organise self-funded delegations to visit Palestine and support educational projects in a refugee camp in Ramallah, eg start-up funding for a video project. ORFA organises meetings with other groups in Oxford providing information and speakers to inform the public about human rights issues in Palestine, eg prisoners' rights. On March 11th 2019 the Mayor of Ramallah, Musa Hadid, and the Mayor of Oxford, Colin Cook signed the official Twinning Agreement between Oxford and Ramallah. This historic event took place in the presence of Ambassador Husam Zomlot.

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      Sir Iain Chalmers
      Mahmoud Hawari
      Karma Nabulsi
      Sir Stephen Sedley
      Avi Shlaim
      Yasmin Sidhwa

Registered Charity Number: 1155620

Please note that our November 2019 meeting will be held on Tuesday 26th 6-8pm at the Jury Room, Oxford Town Hall. The December meeting on 17th December at 6pm will be in the room downstairs in G&D, 94 St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1BT (venue change).