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  • CONDEMNED on New York Times Lens Blog November 25, 2011

    http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/25/a-sense-of-urgency-in-africa/

     
     
     

  • Phase 2 funded! November 21, 2011

    The next phase of CONDEMNED funded!!!

    As many of you will know I have been trying to raise money through the crowd funding website emphas.is.

    We started out needing to raise £14,950 in 60 days. With 15 days left to make the target we raised the full amount from the contributions of 128 very generous people.

    It is extremely gratifying to know that there are many people out there who really care about this issue – they care enough to give their own money to have it documented – to give our chained and neglected friends a voice!

    You can see the website where we raised the money here: www.emphas.is

    Contributions can still be made. They start from as low as $10. If we can get to $18,950 I can continue the work on to the Central African Republic. Please continue to spread this among your contacts.

     
     
     

  • World Mental Health day Exhibition in Nairobi, Kenya October 18, 2011

    For World Mental Health Day the WHO in Kenya ran an exhibition of the work from Somalia and Dadaab refugee camps at Aliance Française in Nairbobi from 10 – 23 October.

     
     
     

  • World Mental Health Day October 10, 2011

    Today, 10 October, is World Mental Health Day. On this day I have an exhibition of my project documenting mental health in African countries in crisis in Nairobi, Kenya and we have a mobile cinema showing a slideshow of images in Hargeisa, Somaliland.

    About the project: Condemned documents the mental health impacts of crises in Africa – the trauma of mass rape, the grief of death in war, the insecurity of displacement. It illustrates what happens to the most vulnerable when governments implode and health systems collapse.

    The mentally disabled in African countries in crisis are denied the opportunity to speak for themselves. Condemned gives them a voice.

    To find out more about this project click here.

    I blog for World Mental Health Day

  • CONDEMNED launched on Emphasis today October 3, 2011

    I must raise US$14,950 in 60 days through the crowd funding site www.emphas.is. If successful, the money raised will pay for flights, accommodation, food, in-country transport and translators for Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria and Chad. It is all or nothing though, if we are a dollar short we don’t get any of the money. If we can raise $18,950 I can also travel to the Central African Republic. The mentally ill in these countries are hidden away. In most cases there is no help for them. I will document their plight and record their stories and finally give them the representation they deserve. For the campaign to be successful we must get backers early. Please support the project today. Not only are you supporting an important issue but I am offering some great rewards – please see emphas.is for more details.

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