Mora McLagan

Commissioning Editor - Communications

Mora McLagan

Mora joined Oxfam in 2011 to work with the UK Poverty Programme (UKPP) as a Campaign and Communications Manager, developing Oxfam's first campaigning work around UK poverty and inequality.   She is now a Commissioning Editor in the Communications Team at Oxfam, responsible for story content for marketing, campaigns, media and fundraising needs.

Mora originally trained to work in international development as an anthropologist, working in South and South East Asia on development and research programmes with a focus on women's and indigenous rights. But her overseas experiences stirred an ambition to work in campaigning journalism, and from 2004-2011 Mora worked for the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky 1 on a range of mainly current affairs programmes like Panorama, This World and Unreported World. She is now focusing on creating content for Oxfam's new global campaign on Inequality.

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Pauline Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

If I were president... how would the children of Mukuru change the world?

From vegetable-growing pilots and meteorologists to doctors and teachers. Mora McLagan hears the children of Mukuru's hopes and dreams for the future and finds out what they would do if they...

Workers sort through the contents of a truck carrying waste arrives at the Jamaica dump in the middle of the Mukuru informal settlement, in Nairobi, Kenya, on April 2, 2014. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

A child's guide to solving inequality

Children whose parents can't afford to pay school fees spend their days sorting through piles of rubbish in Mukuru, Nairobi. In the third of three blog posts about Mukuru Mora McLagan introduces...

Students play outside the Jaombi Foundation School in the Mukuru informal settlement, in Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Jaombi: a school on the edge of the world

Mora McLagan reports from Mukuru, Nairobi in the second of three blog posts on urban inequality. Improved toilets and hand washing facilities make for healthier pupils in Jaombi school, but the children's...

Wycliffe Okath, 12, plays in a muddy alley way that also serves as an open sewer in the Mukuru informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya, March 26 2014. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

The Mukuru slum: a lesson in inequality

Mora McLagan and photographer Sam Tarling recently travelled to the Mukuru slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Here, in the first of a series of blog posts from Mukuru, she reports on the urban inequality...

There is hunger right on our doorstep

Though the UK is the seventh richest country in the world, half a million households right here on our doorstep need emergency food aid. ...