Ingrid Gercama is a journalist/anthropologist based out of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

She has reported from Liberia during the Ebola outbreak, worked in Jordan and Lebanon with Syrian and Palestinian refugees, explored Madagascar’s rosewood and vanilla crisis, reported on deforestation in Malawi and won the EU Lorenzo Natali Media Prize for her development reporting. Ingrid’s  journalism work has appeared in various European and African media including the Sunday Times, Guardian and the New Internationalist. 

Please do get in touch with me for assignments worldwide or via Paydesk.


Recent publications Enquête. Plongée dans le trafic de vanille à Madagascar (Courrier International with Nathalie Bertrams)
Married, raped, abandoned: the shocking sex trade of Syrian refugee girls sold to Saudi men (Sunday Times with Olivia Acland)
Vanilla fever: Fear sours the sweet scent of Madagascar’s success (Mail&Guardian with Nathalie Bertrams)
Il gusto amaro della vaniglia (Internazionale with Nathalie Bertrams)
Vanille Koorts (Groene Amsterdammer with Nathalie Bertrams)
Madagascan gold: meet the vanilla hustlers – in pictures (Guardian with Nathalie Bertrams)

Grants  European Journalism Center grantee (2018), Free Press Unlimited (2018), Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting Grantee (2017), The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize (2015).

Media  The Sunday Times, Guardian, New Internationalist, NPR’s Goat and Soda (English).  Süddeutsche Zeitung (German).  Groene Amsterdammer, Volkskrant, Mo*, Parool, Reformatorisch Dagblad, VICE (Dutch).  Internazionale (Italian).  Courrier International (French).

Photography  United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP), SPARK Ignite, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Anthrologica, London Community Foundation (LCF), Flash Vehicles, Makmende.

Books Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting – Toxic Planet (chapter on indoor air pollution in Malawi)

Languages Dutch (native), English (fluent), Spanish (fluent), German (basic), French (basic).