How Do You Make The International Community Care About The Refugee Crisis?
Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Crisis and Response
About Melissa Fleming's TED Talk
Melissa Fleming, chief spokesperson for the UNHCR, tells the story of a young refugee who miraculously survived four days on a child's life ring after her boat was capsized in 2014.
About Melissa Fleming
Melissa Fleming is the Head of Communications and Chief Spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ( UNHCR), an inter-governmental body within the United Nations that operates in 120 countries and provides shelter and aid for over 30 million refugees.
Fleming started her career in 1989 as a Public Affairs Specialist at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. In 1994, she became the Spokesperson and Head of Media at the Organization for Security and Co-operation (OSCE) in Vienna. After six years at the OSCE, she became Spokesperson at the International Atomic Energy Agency where she served for eight years.
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