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

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...
It’s been more than a week now since a huge earthquake hit Nepal. And while you’d be hard pushed to find any mentions of it in the news headlines here this morning, the recovery in Nepal will not...
The small landlocked country of Lesotho, sits right at the base of the African continent. Bordered on all sites by South Africa, the kingdom counts water and diamonds as its most significant natural...
For the last week, we’ve been asking our supporters to sign our petition calling on the US Administration to end its support to the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.Why is that? You may...
“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...