Grown up in a small village in Germany’s geographic center. Since then I have a zeal for carpentry and tinkering - but chose to study politics and history of the Middle East instead. Equipped with Modern Standard Arabic I left my Bachelor in 2015 and was much needed back home - a region ridden by unemployment and xenophobia. The regional Red Cross of Erfurt employed me in the many refugee camps that were practically set up over night. First steps in humanitarian aid, first mistakes witnessed. With summer and winter spent in Calais, Europe’s disgrace, I put myself on the path to work in the humanitarian sector. After work in Athens, Gaziantep and Geneva I made up my mind: the nexus between protecting people in armed conflict, weaponisation of information and evidence-based, data-driven humanitarian action is my niche.
Few humanitarians made it Calais, much was left to grassroots activists and residents of the "Jungle". From July 2016 until the eviction in October 2016 grassroots enumerated their actions. Here are stats from the mobile distribution team - a powerful witness to grassroots professionalism. Written with bootstrap and D3.
Voters in regional elections have a hard time making a choice. Little is publicly known about the candidates. So you are stuck with either voting for your cousin or voting almost blindly. And that in an election that matters greatly to your life; the road you take to work, the bus you put your kid on, the forest you go for a run in. This web doc tries to be of help to these voters for district elections in the Kyffhaeuserkreis in 2019.
Two watchdogs monitor events of far-right extremism in Thüringen. Putting these event together in place and time generates insights into the far-right and may help, to better assist and protect victims. Scraping, processing and visualization done in R.
For over 28 years people die in the Mediterranean - and little is done to prevent it. This document looks at those counting the dead - a highly political task in today's charged times. The counts and causes of deaths of INGOs and Grassroots actors vary greatly. Written in simple html5.