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Jo Harrison

Communication Officer, UK Poverty Programme

13.5 million people in the UK live in poverty. Often called chavs, cheats or scroungers by mainstream media, my job is to tell the stories of those living in poverty in the UK, to change public perception and to create meaningful change at government level.

Direct line: +44 (0)1865 472059
Mobile: +44 (0)7775 816612

Email: jharrison@oxfam.org.uk

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Dadaab: One year after the famine

The last time I came to Dadaab was in July 2011. Famine had just been declared in Somalia and refugees were pouring into the camp at a rate of 1,500 people per day. People had walked for upwards...