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Debbie Hillier

Debbie Hillier

Areas of work

Senior Humanitarian Policy Adviser


Office Location: Oxford, UK

Debbie has worked for Oxfam GB since 1999.  For three years she worked in the Humanitarian Department responding to crises in Africa and spending time in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

From 2002 to 2010, she has worked in the humanitarian team, focusing on conflict and arms control, working on the development of UK legislation, European arms controls, and most significantly in developing and driving the Control Arms campaign, providing policy, research and strategic advice to achieve an international Arms Trade Treaty, which is now being discussed in the UN.

Currently, Debbie is working on policy aspects of the nexus of climate change and humanitarian issues - looking at climate change aspects of humanitarian disasters and response and with a particular focus on disaster risk reduction.