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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My House Was Destroyed So I Live in a Cave

June 5, 2016 By

Sawsan heard the rumbling of a bulldozer approaching, and she knew it was going to be no ordinary day. Her isolated community, Um Fagarah in the West Bank, is home to about 150 people, most of whom are farmers and shepherds. They rely on the land around them for grazing…

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Can Beekeeping End Domestic Violence?

October 15, 2015 By

Much has been said about the healing power of honey – so much so that someone has even written a book about it – but beekeeping ending domestic violence. Really? That’s exactly what happened in San Carlos Alzatate, a small community in rural Guatemala, where a beekeeping project not only…

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The Dirty Side of the Agribusiness Industry

June 18, 2015 By

Earlier this week our team in Guatemala alerted us to a huge environmental disaster that’s unfolding along the La Pasión River in the north of the country. According to local sources, the Sayaxché region was put on red alert on June 11 when a pesticide called ‘Malathion’ was discovered in the…

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Liberia declared free of Ebola!

May 12, 2015 By

On Saturday the World Health Organization declared Liberia free of Ebola! This announcement came 42 days after the safe burial of the last person confirmed to have had the Ebola virus – meeting the official criteria for declaring that human-to-human transmission of the virus has ended. While more work is needed…