Earlier this month I had the privilege of going on assignment for the BBC to Dadaab in Kenya to film a story about how British aid is being spent in the world’s largest refugee camp. We followed a consignment of water and sanitation equipment paid for by the British public from start to finish, beginning on the tarmac at Heathrow terminal 5 and ending at Oxfam‘s warehouse in Dadaab.
It was not an easy trip for me. Not only was the subject matter difficult, but it was also my first assignment filming an important foreign story for the BBC. Fortunately, I was working with Mike Woolridge, one of the BBC’s most experienced world affairs correspondents. We were also in the very capable hands of top British charity, Oxfam, who hosted us and showed us around while we were in Dadaab.
In the end the trip far surpassed my expectations. It pushed me out of my comfort zone, taught me a lot and introduced me to some amazing people. More about that at a later date. The video above is the end result of the trip.