Andrew Horton



Andrew is Online News and Film Editor for Tearfund. This involves finding and writing up inspiring articles for the website, and capturing compelling stories on video.

He trained as a broadcast journalist and has worked in local and national newsrooms, as well as local TV. Claims to fame include performing stand-up comedy in front of 200 people and dabbling in viral social media (taking the first photo of London’s infamous anti-homeless spikes, which was then reposted over 100,000 times). He also wrote Easter (LIVE), the first real-time passion play told on Twitter.


    • Yemen cholera outbreak

      Yemen now facing cholera epidemic

      There is growing concern for the people of Yemen after a recent outbreak of cholera. It’s reported more than 1,100 people have died so far, with some 159,000 further cases registered, and ...

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    • Somaliland dry and arid

      When the rain doesn't fall

      The way people in Somaliland talk about the current drought tells a story in itself. For me, adjectives like arid, dry, hot and bleak come to mind. But when Tearfund’s Andy Morgan recently ...

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    • Escape from the darkness/ Photo: Peter Caton

      Escape from the darkness

      Mazna* was born in a small village in India. Her father worked as a luggage carrier, but her mother was often sick. The family lived in poverty and couldn’t afford to send Mazna to ...

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    • Dodging bullets in the DRC

      As a bullet grazed the skin of Bob McAllister’s forehead, he dropped to the ground. Growing up playing ‘Cowboys and Indians’ in North Belfast, he’d learned to play dead ...

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