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Nick Martlew

UK Director, Crisis Action


Nick has been Crisis Action's UK Director since 2014, having joined them from Save the Children in 2013.

Crisis Action is a Skoll awardee that works behind the scenes to build bespoke coalitions for the protection of civilians in wars. This means Nick gets to work with some of the best humanitarian, human rights, and peacebuilding activists around the world, as well as a wider global network, connecting them into powerful, tailor-made coalitions that compel the powerful to protect people in war zones like Syria, Yemen, and South Sudan.

Before joining Crisis Action, Nick cut his teeth with Oxfam and Save the Children building effective campaigns to help people fearing for their lives in Syria, Libya, Somalia, DR Congo and the hunger crises in East and West Africa.

Nick has recently written Creative Coalitions: A Handbook for Change, making Crisis Action’ s unique model available for others to apply in their efforts to change the world. You can find out more and download a preview pdf at
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