Bronze / 2018 / Press / People/Personality

Africa's Refugee Children

  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/People/Personality
  • Company
    Georgina Goodwin Images
  • Photographer
    Georgina Goodwin
  • Credit
    @ Georgina Goodwin/UNHCR

Nowhere on Earth are people fleeing their homes than in Africa’s Great Lakes region. With an average of over 5,500 people a day in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the total number of people displaced is now over 4 million, outpacing Syria, Yemen and Iraq. And yet donor fatigue, geopolitical disinterest and competing crises means that the Congo is the second lowest funded of the world’s biggest crises. Tanzania's refugee camps are overcrowded and underfunded, and yet still better than what awaits them back home. It is heartbreaking to witness life for these children.

Georgina is a freelance photographer born and raised in Kenya. She specialises in documentary and editorial photography with 10 years experience covering humanitarian, NGO and social issues in Africa. She is represented by international photographers' collective Metaphor Images and has had her work published by the New York Times, Newsweek, Elle Magazine US, Google, Financial Times, BBC, CNN, AFP, Reuters, World Bank, and many others. Georgina was awarded Kenyan News Photographer of the Year for her coverage of the Westgate Mall terrorist attack and has recently been nominated to submit her work documenting Cancer in Africa to the Prix Pictet Award 2015. Georgina is based in Nairobi, Kenya.