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Melissa Fleming:
A boat carrying 500 refugees sunk at sea. The story of two survivors

TEDxThessaloniki · 19:15 · Filmed May 2015
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Aboard an overloaded ship carrying more than 500 refugees, a young woman becomes an unlikely hero. This single, powerful story, told by Melissa Fleming of the UN's refugee agency, gives a human face to the sheer numbers of human beings trying to escape to better lives ... as the refugee ships keep coming ...

Voice for refugees
As head of communications for the UN's High Commissioner for Refugees, Melissa Fleming sheds light on their devastating plight and remarkable resilience. Full bio
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