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Catherine Meredith

Digital Content Editor

Catherine Meredith

Catherine manages the Oxfam Policy & Practice blog and newsletter, as well as working on the site and social media channels. She has over five years experience of working in communications within the international development sector; she previously worked for Oxfam as Ebola Response Communications Coordinator, based in West Africa, and as Promotions Officer. Her published writing includes an article on community mobilisation in the Ebola response for the Humanitarian Exchange Magazine.

Catherine has also worked for All We Can, Christian Aid and Project Trust. She has a Bachelors degree in English Literature and Spanish from Durham University.

All posts by Catherine Meredith

El Niño in Ethiopia: "What will happen to us?"

Ethiopia, a country where up to 85 percent of people depend on rain-fed agriculture, is facing its worst drought in 50 years, resulting in a massive food and water insecurity crisis. Millions of...

A trader on the phone in Lower Shebelle, Somalia. Credit: Oxfam

Editor’s choice 2015

It's been a busy year for Oxfam, and this is reflected in the sheer quantity, quality and diversity of topics covered on the Policy & Practice blog. Here are some of our favourite posts for...


Top five back to school reads

Been away? Here are some of the most thought provoking aid and development blogs of the summer which we think you need to read. Including guest posts from ODI, Bond and the Leonard Cheshire Disability...


People, pledges and publications: June in numbers

In June we marked World Refugee Day, assessed the G7 summit, explained why inequality matters, reported on how the Sustainable Development Goals should be financed, and published a collection of...


Four things we learnt in May

In May, we looked at the opportunities and dilemmas which technology is opening up for development and humanitarianism; new monitoring and evaluation initiatives; reducing the burden of unpaid care...


Women's rights, the Nepal earthquake, influencing in Mali, and climate politics

We've picked out the key ideas and themes from this month's blog posts. We hope you're inspired to follow the links and read on. Look out for more highlights in the coming months. ...

Aminata an Oxfam Community Health Worker, on a tour to share information about Ebola with a community in the Western Area, Sierra Leone. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Ebola update: a long shadow over affected countries

In recent weeks there has been less and less information in the media about Ebola, so is no news good news? Cat Meredith looks at the situation in West Africa. ...

Ebola crisis: Oxfam update 7 — major concern in Sierra Leone

Catherine Meredith, Ebola Response Communications Coordinator in West Africa, shares the latest Ebola response update. ...

Ebola messages and slogans dominate the roadside in Freetown, Sierra Leone (Credit: Catherine Meredith/Oxfam)

Experiencing an Ebola Christmas

Catherine Meredith, Ebola Communications Coordinator, shares her experiences from Freetown on the 25th of December. ...

Ebola crisis: Oxfam update 6 – prevention and containment is key

Catherine Meredith, Ebola Response Communications Coordinator in West Africa, shares the latest Ebola response update. We hope you find this interesting. ...