Achievements - Tristram Bovell

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(2022... Ongoing)
Africans In Ukraine / Black Foreigners In Ukraine
In late February, early March 2022, a group of volunteers came together after a series of Twitter Spaces were held to discuss the plight of African Students caught up in the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Twitter Spaces initially ran for more than 24hrs, with 800+ listeners engaging in the discussion. Initially, the focus centred on raising awareness and highlighting the lack of Government action - by some African Nations - to evacuate their citizens from Ukraine.

By using our individual social media networks and connection, our goal was to push African Governments to do more to help those in need on the ground.

Very quickly, footage emerged from people on the ground, showing numerous accounts of Black and Brown people being refused (and in some cases physically removed) from trains travelling to the border with Poland. One of few safe-passage routes out of Ukraine.

It became clear, Government inaction required us (the volunteers) to step up and act, in whatever way we could. We quickly established the Twitter hashtag:


before coalescing under the banner of:

#BlackForeignersInUkraine (#BFU)

A collective, focused on helping all Black and Brown people escape Ukraine, into neighbouring safe EU countries.
Our Objectives:
Check out Our Accomplishments

Social Media:
Lockdown Garden Photography
Wildlife images captured during the Covid-19 Pandemic
from my rear window and garden
Winner - Photography Competition
(2018 - current)
Organ Donation Campaigning...
Supporting a friend with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
My images published on Sky News...
Crash landing of British Airways Flight BA038 at Heathrow Airport
Me on The Weakest Link...
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