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Before he left Oxfam GB Ben Phillips was the Campaigns Director. He has lived and worked in four continents and 10 cities including New Delhi and Washington DC.
He began his development career at the grassroots, as a teacher and ANC activist living in Mamelodi township, South Africa, in 1994, just after the end of Apartheid.
Climate change is already making people hungry. As we launch our new briefing paper calling for tougher action on fossil fuels, our campaigns director Ben Phillips explains why we need to break our...
At the dawn of 2014 time is running out for the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). How is the world doing? In the spirit of new year optimism we asked nine Oxfam experts what...
Al-hassan Adam, Ben Phillips, Catherine Meredith, Duncan Green, Emily Brown, Ines Smyth, Mohga Kamal Yanni, Shenard Mazengera, Leslie Morris Iveson
HIV and AIDS,
Last week Ben Phillips, Campaigns and Policy Director, visited Syrian refugee families living in Lebanon. Here, he shares their stories of survival and kindness experienced in hostile conditions....
Refugees and IDPs
Ben Phillips gives a personal reflection on the struggle for aid justice and why the time is right to give aid the credit it deserves.
Enough food IF
Ben Phillips, Campaigns Director at Oxfam outlines how aid has helped save and change lives throughout the world , and how its impact can be increased.
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