Nowhere have more people been forced to flee than in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Over 1.9 million people so far have fled their homes since January 2017 because of insecurity, an average of over 5,500 people per day bringing the total number of people displaced to over 4 million. It is a mega-crisis. The scale of people fleeing violence is outpacing Syria, Yemen and Iraq according to the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). Today, Congo is the second lowest funded of the world’s biggest crises. Less than half of the US$812 million needed to help 8.5 million people has been received so far due to donor fatigue, geopolitical disinterest and competing crises which have pushed Congo far down the list of priorities for the international community. Failing to step up now could result in mass hunger and many people could die. We are in a race against time. This photo series was taken on assignment in western Tanzania's Nyarugusu Refugee Camp to highlight the issues refugees are currently experiencing in the face of this funding crisis, and those who suffer most are the children.
Tanzania’s Refugee Children is a Finalist Series for Siena Photo Awards 2018.
Photos taken on long term assignment with UN Refugee Agency UNHCR to highlight the ongoing refugee crisis in Africa’s Horn and Great Lakes regions.
Kiunga Marine Reserve 10kms south of the Somali-Kenya border, World Wildlife Fund @WWF is working to support and educates local communities along the coastline, working with local fisherman and womens microfinance groups, @kenyawildlifeservice and in partnership with local NGOs to promote sustainable fishing practices, including cotton not nylon nets.
The stunning Kafue National Park, one of Zambia's most important wildlife, tourism, and wilderness areas, and Kafue’s surrounding wildlife and community areas patrolled by the Kaindu Scouts, and Misamba Community where income from keeping land under wildlife has brought income benefitting the community and school.
18 Kaindu Community Scouts patrol 15,000ha/40,000-acres of pristine Zambian bush adjacent to Kafue National Park, land that the local community now owns and from which it can derive full benefits. That could be poaching for meat to sell in the capital. It could be logging trees for timber or charcoal. Instead, in meetings and discussions across all the villages over recent years, it was decided to use the land to earn money from tourists.
Assignment in Zambia for The Nature Conservancy who have helped with tents and uniforms for the scouts, and with pointers how to get a community-based organisation off the ground. The programme is now up and running. So far 48 poachers have been arrested, and tourist money has been pumped into schools, clinics, and roads
Official Photographer for Conservation International @conservationorg‘s MY AFRICA, a 3D virtual reality film narrated by Academy Award-winner @lupitanyingo which brings viewers up-close-and-personal with community-led conservation in Samburu, northern Kenya.
#MyAfrica premiered at @tribeca Film Festival April 18-29 #Tribeca2018
👉🏿 Official trailer: conservation.org/myafrica https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CHZ-88EKsA