Dec 2012

Engagement - short film script

Pink Pages, an Indian LGBT magazine, has published a film script I wrote.

Engagement by Vikram Kolmannskog is a story of two young gay lovers - one Hindu and the other Muslim - and how they seek to overcome the odds they face in the small town they call home.”

And an Indian director is interested in making a film based on it!

Engagement, Pink Pages, December 2012 (Short film script)

New paper on Somali "climate refugees" in Kenya and Egypt

While most East African countries were badly affected by drought in 2011, the situation was almost beyond imagination in Somalia with famine being declared in several regions. It was the most severe humanitarian crisis in the world in 2011 and Africa’s worst food security crisis since Somalia’s 1991 and 1992 famine. Throughout 2011, large numbers of destitute agro-pastoralists and others fled the country in search of assistance. This study explores the experiences of, and responses to, some of the Somalis displaced to Kenya and Egypt.

“Gaps in Geneva, gaps on the ground: case studies of Somalis displaced to Kenya and Egypt during the 2011 drought”, New Issues in Refugee Research, UNHCR, December 2012.