Amy Christian

Stories, Film and Photography Project Manager

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Cyclone Pam: "We have had to use all of our savings to buy food"

Oxfam Communications Coordinator Amy Christian is in Vanuatu, she shares her first impressions of the devastation and the response. ...

Meeting Grandma Goat

Amy Christian is in Lebanon meeting Syrian refugee families supported by Oxfam's response to the Syrian crisis. She meets a 90-year-old grandmother and her granddaughters, desperate to go home...

Mountains can't come together but people can

Oxfam's Amy Christian has been seeing for herself how your donations are helping to support people who have fled conflict in Syria. Here, she describes her experience of meeting two Syrian refugees,...

Lebanon: Syrian refugee Mohammed tends his small garden.

Lebanon: green fingers and a little magic

Oxfam is helping Syrian refugees arriving in Lebanon looking for safe shelter. Amy Christian meets one family among thousands, trying to prepare as best they can for the approaching winter. ...

Gastroenteritis and me #perouskenya

This is my last post from Kenya. Four days ago I was diagnosed with a severe case of Gastroenteritis. I spent that morning being examined by doctors and having every blood test under the sun to determine...

Rivers filled with waste and poison #perouskenya

In Mukuru, bags of human poo are called 'flying toilets' because people tend to use them at home and, once it's dark, they go outside and throw them as far as they can. At first I found...

Kingston, Eric and recycled plastic #perouskenya

Today we visited a different part of Mukuru, an area called Kingston. We went to meet Eric, a youth group leader and operations manager of an Oxfam-funded recycling plant.  I was struck by Eric's...

Goodbye typhoid and cholera. Hello Fresh Life toilets #perouskenya

When I went to primary school, we had plenty of toilets. Rows of cubicles stocked with toilet paper. There were mirrors on the opposite wall next to little basins just high enough for us to reach....

A photo shoot in the middle of Mukuru #perouskenya

It was over five months ago, on a sunny April day in east London, that we met Perou for the first time to discuss the idea of him photographing our water and sanitation projects. Today, it all came...

Choosing between eating, drinking and using the bathroom #perouskenya

I have seen countless photos and read many stories about our projects in Nairobi, but nothing could have prepared me for the sights, smells and sounds of Mukuru.  As I looked around at the piles...