Chris Coxon

I’m ActionAid USA’s Director of Communications.

I've worked for ActionAid in the European Union, Brazil and the USA on issues ranging from biofuels to women's rights.

What motivates me most about working for ActionAid is hearing about the problems facing people around the world and taking their voices to a wider audience.

Latest blogs

“You cannot forget the sound of the explosions. You cannot forget the fear in the eyes of your children. You cannot forget that ugly feeling of not being able to keep your children safe. And you find...
Five years ago today, a huge earthquake hit the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, shaking the city to the ground. Approximately 316,000 people lost their lives and 1.5 million were left homeless.In...
Marie Marthe Rocksaint at the Caracol Industrial Park
The most recent figures show that nearly 4,500 people have now died from the Ebola outbreak, with Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea hardest hit.The total number of reported cases is over 8,900 and the...
The US-Africa summit ended last Wednesday with a press conference by President Obama. As the 40 or so Presidents and Prime Ministers head back to their respective countries, it’s time to look back on...
Safety, security and public services were the talk of the forum today as Activistas from four continents discussed our new campaign on Safe Cities for women and girls.In countries across the world,...
Kibera Slum
Our Activistas in The Gambia work with local communities to stop violence against women.  And this International Women's Day  they've been investigating what the major issues are for...
Wow, what a week! The launch of our new report ‘sweet nothings’, exposing tax dodging by the Associated British Food Group, has created a media frenzy. Here’s a round-up of what’s been going on this...
In a major shift in its biofuels policy, the European Commission today announced that it was limiting the use of biofuels made from food crops in its renewable energy targets. But late changes to the...
After an hour and a half on Dhaka’s crowded roads where the kamikaze bus driver is king, I reach Chanpara slum in Roopgong, just outside of the Bangladeshi capital.The corrugated iron huts are home...
In the village of Sare Samba Niebe lie the ruins of huts that were once home to a family of 30 people. Situated on a patch of sun-scorched land, just off a dusty, bumpy track, there’s an eerie feel...
A dust twister moves through Sare Samba Niebe village in eastern Senegal