Training on teaching methods and psychosocial support (TAC) through drama… in Ferdous, Damazine locality, Blue Nile state, Sudan, April 2013 – implemented by SOLO (Sudan Open Learning Organization), supported by Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF)

Waiting… at Arab 1 village clinic, Kassala State, Eastern Sudan (CHF mission, January 2013)

Waiting for a medical checkup, at Arab 1 village, Kassala State, Eastern Sudan

 A girl waiting for a medical checkup, at Arab 1 village, Kassala State, Eastern Sudan


South-North return communities, Al Salam locality, White Nile, Sudan

Read a story from the monitoring mission in White Nile, November 2012…

Missing the rain… North Darfur/Sudan

Missing the rain... February 2012, North Darfur, Sudan

Missing the rain... February 2012, North Darfur, Sudan

Trench(town rock)… El Fasher/North Darfur/Sudan

Trench(town rock)


Overtaken... between Kass and Nyala, South Darfur

Overtaken... between Kass and Nyala, South Darfur

Before the rain… El Geneina, West Darfur

Before the rain, El Geneina, West Darfur, Sudan

Entering Jabbel Marra, West Darfur, from the west with UNO-Mi-8…

We fly so high… Darfur, January 2011

Reducing Malnutrition in Hagadera, Kakuma Refugee Camps (Matija Kovac/IRC, 2011)

In late 2010 I had a privilege documenting the IRC’s  great work in Kakuma and Hagadrea refugee camps – see the publication that came out as a result of my work here!

The nutrition situation in Kenya’s refugee camps improve considerably in 2010 with global acute malnutrition indicators reaching their lowest rates ever, 5.6% in Hagadera and 7.9% in Kakuma – much of this success can also be attributed to the IRC’s persistent and hard work there!

In a nutshell, the IRC’s successful nutrition response is led by an emphasis on the refugee community’s engagement and participation, early detection and prompt action, and a focus on prevention and awareness. Through 2009 and 2010 the organization took on new responsibilities in Hadagera, adapted the nutrition programming approaches and strategies, and secured much needed infrastructural and staffing improvements. At both locations a shift towards community-based nutrition programming occurred, resulting in improved screening, more comprehensive and earlier participation in complementary feeding activities. The scale-up of high-impact nutritional activities and linkage to other programs led to close follow-up, support and prompt response at all levels, securing continuity of care, good treatment outcomes and emphasis on boosting proper infant and young child feeding and caring practices.

Congratulations girls and guys, great work!

IRC nutritionist, Hagadera.

IRC nutritionist in Hagadera during a home visit.