February 13th, 2012 Media coverage
Here are some of the highlights of the coverage I’ve delivered in humanitarian emergencies as Save the Children’s media manager. I’ve planned and executed high level media campaigns on humanitarian issues, both from the field and from London. I’ve been interviewed dozens of times by both broadcast and print media including BBC News, CNN, Al Jazeera, Channel Four News, ITV News, The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Sun, The Mirror, The Daily Mail and The Express. Here are some of the highlights of the coverage I’ve delivered in humanitarian emergencies as Save the Children’s media manager.
Here’s the Guardian story that ran off the back of The Dangerous Delay report, a piece of joint advocacy-work between Save the Children and Oxfam.
This is the Independent on Syria- its more a front page teaser than a front page story, but front page anythings are few and far between!
Here’s the Indy again, this time on our work on chronic malnutrition. Its not strictly a humanitarian issue, but chronically malnourished children are far more likely to become acutely malnourished, and because the issue is less visible, it’s really a hidden crisis.
And this is Umi, a little girl I met in Kenya in 2011. She was on the brink of starvation the first time I saw her- at six months, she weighed less than many premature babies. That was in the summer- by Christmas, this is how she looked! A real embodiment of the lifesaving work that we do.
This is one of the first big stories on the famine in East Africa in 2011. We’d worked for months to get this is the papers, and after we put out a press release on Somali refugees arriving in Dadaab, we suddenly found ourselves inundated with media requests.
Here’s some links to stories I’ve been quoted in.
“Children can escape the country, but they can’t escape the fear” , The Independent, 16 March 2012
Slow response to Africa famine cost lives say aid groups, Sky News, 18 January 2012
Refugees move into Dadaab extension, The Guardian, 2 August 2011
A grotesque symbol of starving Africa, The Independent on Sunday, 17 July 2011
Infant deaths in Kenya refugee camp treble, The Independent, 8 July 2011
Babies die in starving trek for aid, Metro, 7 July 2011
UN warns of crisis of ‘unimaginable proportions’ in Somalia drought, The Telegraph, 6 July 2011
Pleas for aid as Africa drought sparks crisis, Channel 4 News, 4 July 2011
Starvation returns to the Horn of Africa, Independent on Sunday, 3 July 2011
Global food crisis takes heavy toll on East Africa, The Lancet, 2 July 2011
What will aid groups do if there’s a nuclear blast? Reuters, 22 March 2011
Children say goodbye to lost friends, CNN, 21 March 2011
Aid begins to reach hardest hit areas The Wall Street Journal, 21 March 2011
How are children coping with the earthquake, BBC Newsround, 16 March 2011
Broth and cardboard beds, The Telegraph, 15 March 2011
Cairo’s 50,000 street children were abused by regime, The Independent, 13th February 2011
50,000 street children overrun Cairo, USA Today, 23rd February 2011