Richard Stanforth

Regional Policy Officer

Richard Stanforth

Richard is Oxfam GB's Regional Policy Officer for the Middle East. Before joining Oxfam he spent six years as the coordinator of the Western Sahara Campaign.  He joined Oxfam in 2001 as a UK Regional Campaigner organising a funeral cortege to a company making landmines in Derby. In 2005, he became Middle East Policy Advisor at Oxfam working mostly on Yemen, Syria and the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel.




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Gaza on the brink of major health crisis. Credit: Iyad al Baba/Oxfam

Gaza's blockade, a personal story

Richard Stanforth is Oxfam GB's Regional Policy Adviser in the Middle East. Here, he shares his personal experience of what life has been like in Gaza under the blockade. ...