Lucas Destrijcker

As a freelance reporter and research consultant, my focus lies on (forced) migration and conflict analysis. Amongst others, I reported on frozen conflicts and reconciliation processes in the Caucasus, the political crisis in Burundi, the humanitarian crisis and counter-terrorism in the Lake Chad Basin and human smuggling and trafficking in the Sahel. 

For my media projects, I received working grants and financial support from the European Commission, Journalismfund.eu, the Fund Pascal Decroos, UNICEF, UNHCR, Free Press Unlimited and the Fund BJP. 

My work as a journalist appeared in different media outlets such as Al Jazeera, Politico, African Arguments, The Guardian, AllAfrica, De Standaard, De Morgen, The Correspondent, Knack, De Groene Amsterdammer and MO* Magazine. 

As a research consultant, I analysed humanitarian issues in te Sahel for NGOs such as Internews and the International Rescue Committee (IRC).