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Chris Coxon

Chris Coxon

Director of Communications / Chief of Staff

Chris leads ActionAid’s communications work in the United States, running international communications projects on issues ranging from land and food rights to women’s rights and biofuels, across written, broadcast and social media channels.

His work on international poverty issues has been covered by media outlets around the world, including the BBC, CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Guardian, and in multiple languages.

In his role as Chief of Staff, he works closely with the Executive Director, making sure all areas of ActionAid USA’s program run smoothly.

Before moving to Washington D.C., Chris led communications for two of ActionAid’s international campaigns covering 40 countries from Rio de Janeiro. Prior to that, he led ActionAid’s media advocacy from the European Union hub in Brussels.

Chris has also worked in media relations for the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and with former Presidents and Prime Ministers from around the world on a climate change project at the Club of Madrid.

POSTS BY Chris Coxon

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Finding Safety in a Little Wooden Shack

December 18, 2017 By

Driving out of Cox’s Bazar towards the border with Myanmar, the first thing that hits you is the sheer number of people. In the last three and half months, more than 600,000 Rohingya people have made their way to this part of Bangladesh, fleeing violence and intimidation that the United…

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How We’re Responding to the Rohingya Crisis

October 12, 2017 By

Often described as ‘the world’s most persecuted minority’, the Rohingya people have lived in Myanmar for centuries. But ongoing violence and persecution within the country has forced them to flee, seeking safety in neighboring Bangladesh. Since August 25 alone, more than 500,000 Rohingya people have arrived in Cox’s Bazar on…

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Hurricane Matthew Rebuild Must Be Haitian-led

October 25, 2016 By

Over a thousand people died when Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti on October 4. More than 750,000 people are in urgent need of food, clean drinking water and safe shelter. In some of the worst hit areas, up to 90% of homes have been destroyed, and widespread flooding has left thousands…