Monday, 26 May 2014

Guardian - How to tackle youth unemployment in conflict-affected Senegal

Civil conflict has raged for 32 years in the Senegalese region of Casamance. Yet it is rarely reported on and it's young people - hit hardest by the disruption - have been forgotten.

Following the ceasefire called by rebel leaders, I wrote this piece for the Guardian using previously unpublished research produced by Y Care International.

Y Care International has worked in the region since 2006 alongside YMCA Senegal to support young people back into training or employment.

You can read the full article on the Guardian Global Development Professionals Network

Thursday, 15 May 2014

The Independent - One girl's story of survival in a Liberian slum

In this feature for the Independent, I described the tragic story of a girl living in the West Point slum in Liberia's capital Monrovia.

I met Princess and her baby on a trip to the country when I was visiting projects run by charity Street Child. Thanks to Street Child's staff in Monrovia, Princess is safe and on her way to a better future.

I also shot the pictures for this piece.

You can read the full article on the Independent website