About this gofund and why should you donate?
Always being haunted with the feeling that I should be doing more after capturing someone's misery leads me to create this fundraising. While being on the field to report there's always a need for direct assistance. As photojournalists, we become involved by witnessing the injustices that unroll in front of our eyes. Photographing injustices may help to spread awareness, put pressure on political decisions and taking an action towards the overall humanitarian cause but most times it does not help to provide or assist direct basic human needs. This is usually the responsibly of organizations & volunteers. Although, in some cases there's always people who are forgotten about or unable to access proper assistance from organizations.
How will the funds be used?
This campaign is self-run and I will personnaly recieve all the donations. I will use each of your fundings to directly assist the needs of individuals and families that I meet during my photo trips who are in critical need of assistance. These needs can range from food, clothing, care products to even further elevated needs such as contribution towards hospital bills, education and anything else that may be required depending on each circumstances I encounter. The goal of 20000 euros is to have a on going campaign to not only be able to keep assisting during each social issues I will be covering in the future but to also keep assisiting individuals I am in touch with. There will be an update prior & each time part of the funds will be delivered towards a specific need for an individual, family or cause. Please check updates on top right next to story.
NONE of these funds will be used to cover my own expenses for travel or photo related work. This fund is purely extra money to give to individuals and families that are victims of war & poverty under critical needs.
What issues and causes am I covering?
For the past two years I have been mainly focusing on the refugee and immgration crisis. I have documented the Calais Jungle for over a year, refugees stranded in Greece and visited asylum centers in Sweden. I have also been to Ukraine and followed a public organisation named BALTO which do their best to support all IDPs (victims of the current war) and are currently in critical need of economic support to keep providing care assistance. I´ve recently took a trip end of February 2017 to Africa, Gambia. The country is currently going through major democratic change with recent elected president Adam Barrow and the final step down of more than 20 years of dictatorship under Yahya Jammeh. I have documented the life of a young man Abdou Manjang & the poor community of Freetown who struggles to educate children in their village. Please check full story in update.
How will the funds be released?
Part of the funds are proportionally released every month and used on indiviudals I am in touch with who are in critical needs. The transfers are done through service like transferwise & Small World to limit all fees. If on the spot the funds are used direclty to purchase what is needed at the time.
Thank you for your donations and giving the opportunity to assist war and poverty victims around the world.
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