Nairobi screens A Climate for Conflict

A big thanks to the Foreign Correspondents' Association of East Africa - FCAEA and UNEP for hosting Laura Heaton and I for a screening of A Climate for Conflict at The Alchemist, and especially to all the Nairobians who came out. Thrilled to finally bring our film to East Africa!

Honored to join panelists Erik Solheim, Rashid Abdi, Dr Abdirisak Ali and moderator Zoe Flood in a fantastic discussion after, which you can find edited here.


Europe Slams Its Gates - Foreign Policy Podcast

If you have some time this weekend, give a listen to the latest Foreign Policy podcast, where Ben Pauker speaks with Tuesday Reitano, Peter Tinti, Ty McCormick and myself about our series on the unintended consequences of Europe's efforts to fight migration in Africa.

Grateful for collaborate with such dedicated reporters and researchers for this, and to have the chance to discuss the backstory of reporting from the smuggling havens and detention centers dotting the migration route.


"My Smuggler, My Savior"

They’re migrants’ only chance of making it safely across the Sahara. They’re also outlaws engaged in a deadly game of cat and mouse with Niger’s military.

My portrait series "My Smuggler, My Savior", on the men behind Africa’s most notorious human-smuggling hub, is up as part of Foreign Policy special, five-part investigation into Europe's response to the migration crisis.

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Foreign Policy publishes "The Watson Files"

Finally holding a copy of "The Watson Files" - out in this month's Foreign Policy Magazine climate change issue! Along with my photos and archival images, and our short doc "A Climate for Conflict", Laura Heaton tells the story of an English scientist who decades ago led a groundbreaking climate adaptation effort in Somalia, a country that is among the most vulnerable to climate change — and to the conflict that often follows in its wake.

This story, and the links between the environment and security, have pretty well absorbed us both these last 18-months, and it's an amazing feeling to finally have this story out in the world. It feels especially poignant in the wake of Trump's insulting Paris Accord withdrawal - a decision as ignorant as it is nihilistic, and one that threatens all our fates.

Please pick up the magazine, or click here. So grateful to Rebecca Frankel, Adam Griffiths and Ty McCormick for believing in this project and giving it a home, and to The GroundTruth Project whose generous support brought our idea to life.