alibaskerville Alison Baskerville

Alison Baskerville has worked as a professional photographer since 2010. After completing her degree at the University of Westminster in Photojournalism she has worked as a freelance documentary photographer, specialising in the impact of conflict on women's lives in war zones around the world, including Afghanistan, Mali, Israel/Gaza and the Philippines. Her work has been published by the Times, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Mirror and BBC online Features. She has also completed commissions for Plan International, Care International and the Royal British Legion. Her work has been exhibited in the Oxo Gallery in London.

Prior to entering professional photography, Alison served with the RAF in various war zones including Iraq and Afghanistan. This experience, along with 3 years serving as a reservist photographer with the British Army, gives her a unique insight into the impact of modern conflict on women in uniform as well as civilians. Alison regularly speaks on her chosen subjects, appearing on BBC and Sky television as well as participating in seminars such as panel debates at the Imperial War Museum and guest speaking at the Southbank centres Women of the World Festival.

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Finding Sanctuary in Gaza
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By Alison Baskerville
15 Jul 2014

Following a warning from the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF), over 600 people evacuated their homes in the north of Gaza and have taken refuge in a UN School. Many fled few possessions and the school is now concerned that they will run out of water and supplies. "I don't know how much longer we will be able to go on in this situation," commented Abdil Sawan, the UN representative within the school.

The UN now estimates that 17,000 people have now left their homes.

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Training the Malian Army
By Alison Baskerville
10 Jun 2014

When Islamist fighters took control of northern Mali last year, the country's army offered little resistance and it took 4,000 French troops, backed by other African countries, to restore order. As France withdraws its forces, an EU mission is in the country to train 800 Malian soldiers who are capable of defending their borders. Here Malian soldiers arrive at the Koulikoro military training facility.

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By Alison Baskerville
13 Jul 2014

Licensed to Alison Baskerville. 14/07/2014. Gaza. Following a warning from the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) over 600 people have evacuated their homes from the north of Gaza and taken refuge in a UN School. Many left with limited supplies. With no sign of the crisis ending the school is now concerned that they will run out of water and supplies. "I don't know how much longer we will be able to go on in this situation." Commented Abdil Sawan, the UN representative within the school. Photo credit : Alison Baskerville

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By Alison Baskerville
13 Jul 2014

Licensed to Alison Baskerville. 14/07/2014. Gaza. "When I hold my daughter in my arms I forget the whole world." Comments Ablu Abu Hamillah (38) as she joins over 600 in a UN School within Gaza city. Many have fled the north left with limited supplies. With no sign of the crisis ending the school is now concerned that they will run out of water and supplies. "I don't know how much longer we will be able to go on in this situation." Commented Abdil Sawan, the UN representative within the school. Photo credit : Alison Baskerville

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By Alison Baskerville
13 Jul 2014

Licensed to Alison Baskerville. 14/07/2014. Gaza. Following a warning from the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) over 600 people have evacuated their homes from the north of Gaza and taken refuge in a UN School. Many left with limited supplies. With no sign of the crisis ending the school is now concerned that they will run out of water and supplies. "I don't know how much longer we will be able to go on in this situation." Commented Abdil Sawan, the UN representative within the school. Photo credit : Alison Baskerville

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By Alison Baskerville
13 Jul 2014

Licensed to Alison Baskerville. 14/07/2014. Gaza. Following a warning from the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) over 600 people have evacuated their homes from the north of Gaza and taken refuge in a UN School. Many left with limited supplies. With no sign of the crisis ending the school is now concerned that they will run out of water and supplies. "I don't know how much longer we will be able to go on in this situation." Commented Abdil Sawan, the UN representative within the school. Photo credit : Alison Baskerville

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By Alison Baskerville
13 Jul 2014

Licensed to Alison Baskerville. 14/07/2014. Gaza. Following a warning from the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) over 600 people have evacuated their homes from the north of Gaza and taken refuge in a UN School. Many left with limited supplies. With no sign of the crisis ending the school is now concerned that they will run out of water and supplies. "I don't know how much longer we will be able to go on in this situation." Commented Abdil Sawan, the UN representative within the school. Photo credit : Alison Baskerville

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By Alison Baskerville
13 Jul 2014

Licensed to Alison Baskerville. 14/07/2014. Gaza. Following a warning from the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) over 600 people have evacuated their homes from the north of Gaza and taken refuge in a UN School. Many left with limited supplies. With no sign of the crisis ending the school is now concerned that they will run out of water and supplies. "I don't know how much longer we will be able to go on in this situation." Commented Abdil Sawan, the UN representative within the school. Photo credit : Alison Baskerville

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By Alison Baskerville
13 Jul 2014

Licensed to Alison Baskerville. 14/07/2014. Gaza. "When I hold my daughter in my arms I forget the whole world." Comments Ablu Abu Hamillah (38) as she joins over 600 in a UN School within Gaza city. Many have fled the north left with limited supplies. With no sign of the crisis ending the school is now concerned that they will run out of water and supplies. "I don't know how much longer we will be able to go on in this situation." Commented Abdil Sawan, the UN representative within the school. Photo credit : Alison Baskerville

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By Alison Baskerville
13 Jul 2014

Licensed to Alison Baskerville. 14/07/2014. Gaza. Following a warning from the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) over 600 people have evacuated their homes from the north of Gaza and taken refuge in a UN School. Many left with limited supplies. With no sign of the crisis ending the school is now concerned that they will run out of water and supplies. "I don't know how much longer we will be able to go on in this situation." Commented Abdil Sawan, the UN representative within the school. Photo credit : Alison Baskerville

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By Alison Baskerville
13 Jul 2014

Licensed to Alison Baskerville. 14/07/2014. Gaza. Following a warning from the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) over 600 people have evacuated their homes from the north of Gaza and taken refuge in a UN School. Many left with limited supplies. With no sign of the crisis ending the school is now concerned that they will run out of water and supplies. "I don't know how much longer we will be able to go on in this situation." Commented Abdil Sawan, the UN representative within the school. Photo credit : Alison Baskerville

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By Alison Baskerville
14 Jul 2014

A young Palestinian boy tips water over is head from the only water tap in a UN school. Following a warning from the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) over 600 people have evacuated their homes from the north of Gaza and taken refuge in a UN School. Many left with limited supplies. With no sign of the crisis ending the school is now concerned that they will run out of water and supplies. "I don't know how much longer we will be able to go on in this situation." Commented Abdil Sawan, the UN representative within the school. Photo credit : Alison Baskerville

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By Alison Baskerville
13 Jul 2014

Licensed to Alison Baskerville. 14/07/2014. Gaza. Following a warning from the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) over 600 people have evacuated their homes from the north of Gaza and taken refuge in a UN School. Many left with limited supplies. With no sign of the crisis ending the school is now concerned that they will run out of water and supplies. "I don't know how much longer we will be able to go on in this situation." Commented Abdil Sawan, the UN representative within the school. Photo credit : Alison Baskerville

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By Alison Baskerville
14 Jul 2014

Licensed to Alison Baskerville. 14/07/2014. Gaza. Following a warning from the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) over 600 people have evacuated their homes from the north of Gaza and taken refuge in a UN School. Many left with limited supplies. With no sign of the crisis ending the school is now concerned that they will run out of water and supplies. "I don't know how much longer we will be able to go on in this situation." Commented Abdil Sawan, the UN representative within the school. Photo credit : Alison Baskerville

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By Alison Baskerville
14 Jul 2014

A young Palestinian boy helps with the laundry on a UN school now being used by over 600 people who have evacuated their homes from the north of Gaza.

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By Alison Baskerville
14 Jul 2014

Licensed to Alison Baskerville. 14/07/2014. Gaza. Following a warning from the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) over 600 people have evacuated their homes from the north of Gaza and taken refuge in a UN School. Many left with limited supplies. With no sign of the crisis ending the school is now concerned that they will run out of water and supplies. "I don't know how much longer we will be able to go on in this situation." Commented Abdil Sawan, the UN representative within the school. Photo credit : Alison Baskerville

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By Alison Baskerville
14 Jul 2014

Licensed to Alison Baskerville. 14/07/2014. Gaza. Following a warning from the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) over 600 people have evacuated their homes from the north of Gaza and taken refuge in a UN School. Many left with limited supplies. With no sign of the crisis ending the school is now concerned that they will run out of water and supplies. "I don't know how much longer we will be able to go on in this situation." Commented Abdil Sawan, the UN representative within the school. Photo credit : Alison Baskerville

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By Alison Baskerville
14 Jul 2014

Licensed to Alison Baskerville. 14/07/2014. Gaza. A young Palestinian boy helps with the laundry on a UN school now being used by over 600 people who have evacuated their homes from the north of Gaza. Many left with limited supplies. With no sign of the crisis ending the school is now concerned that they will run out of water and supplies. "I don't know how much longer we will be able to go on in this situation." Commented Abdil Sawan, the UN representative within the school. Photo credit : Alison Baskerville

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By Alison Baskerville
13 Jul 2014

Licensed to Alison Baskerville. 14/07/2014. Gaza. Following a warning from the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) over 600 people have evacuated their homes from the north of Gaza and taken refuge in a UN School. Many left with limited supplies. With no sign of the crisis ending the school is now concerned that they will run out of water and supplies. "I don't know how much longer we will be able to go on in this situation." Commented Abdil Sawan, the UN representative within the school. Photo credit : Alison Baskerville

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By Alison Baskerville
13 Jul 2014

Licensed to Alison Baskerville. 14/07/2014. Gaza. Naimah Abu Halima (56) sits with her daughter Hannah (32) in a UN school after fleeing from the north of Gaza following a warning from the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF). Over 600 people have evacuated their homes and taken refuge in the school.

Hannah is disabled and cannot feed or wash herself and her mother must continue to care for her in the temporary shelter.

With no sign of the crisis ending the school is now concerned that they will run out of water and supplies. "I don't know how much longer we will be able to go on in this situation." Commented Abdil Sawan, the UN representative within the school. Photo credit : Alison Baskerville

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By Alison Baskerville
13 Jul 2014

Licensed to Alison Baskerville. 14/07/2014. Gaza. Following a warning from the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) over 600 people have evacuated their homes from the north of Gaza and taken refuge in a UN School. Many left with limited supplies. With no sign of the crisis ending the school is now concerned that they will run out of water and supplies. "I don't know how much longer we will be able to go on in this situation." Commented Abdil Sawan, the UN representative within the school. Photo credit : Alison Baskerville

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By Alison Baskerville
13 Jul 2014

Licensed to Alison Baskerville. 14/07/2014. Gaza. Naimah Abu Halima (56) sits with her daughter Hannah (32) in a UN school after fleeing from the north of Gaza following a warning from the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF). Over 600 people have evacuated their homes and taken refuge in the school.

Hannah is disabled and cannot feed or wash herself and her mother must continue to care for her in the temporary shelter.

With no sign of the crisis ending the school is now concerned that they will run out of water and supplies. "I don't know how much longer we will be able to go on in this situation." Commented Abdil Sawan, the UN representative within the school. Photo credit : Alison Baskerville

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By Alison Baskerville
13 Jul 2014

Licensed to Alison Baskerville. 14/07/2014. Gaza. Following a warning from the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) over 600 people have evacuated their homes from the north of Gaza and taken refuge in a UN School. Many left with limited supplies. With no sign of the crisis ending the school is now concerned that they will run out of water and supplies. "I don't know how much longer we will be able to go on in this situation." Commented Abdil Sawan, the UN representative within the school. Photo credit : Alison Baskerville

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By Alison Baskerville
13 Jul 2014

Licensed to Alison Baskerville. 14/07/2014. Gaza. Following a warning from the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) over 600 people have evacuated their homes from the north of Gaza and taken refuge in a UN School. Many left with limited supplies. With no sign of the crisis ending the school is now concerned that they will run out of water and supplies. "I don't know how much longer we will be able to go on in this situation." Commented Abdil Sawan, the UN representative within the school. Photo credit : Alison Baskerville