Guest Bio: Tiphaine Walton
For the past year, Tiphaine Walton has worked as a Communications Officer for the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) in Niger. In that time, she has traveled to some of the most remote parts of the country to talk with families displaced by Boko Haram, and farmers and pastoralists struggling to survive a changing climate.
As a Communications Officer, Tiphaine has met women and children who have survived nighttime attacks on their homes and communities that are beating back the Sahara Desert by hand. She’s traveled across Niger to talk with and photograph families like this one in the village of Zinder.
“We don’t want the Sahel to be a forgotten crisis,” Walton says. “Climate change is, unfortunately, unavoidable. But poverty is not.”