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Extraordinary personal stories from people who have put themselves in harm’s way to help refugees.

Extraordinary personal stories from people who have put themselves in harm’s way to help refugees.
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Location:

Switzerland

Description:

Extraordinary personal stories from people who have put themselves in harm’s way to help refugees.

Language:

English

Contact:

0041792558214


Episodes

When Going Home Is No Longer An Option.

11/18/2018
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BONUS EPISODE. Best-selling author and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Khaled Hosseini describes his own experience of being a child refugee, and explains how his work with refugees has helped him overcome feelings of survivor's guilt.

Duration:00:45:15

BONUS Khaled Hosseini

11/6/2018
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Coming soon to Awake At Night. An interview with the bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini. A child refugee from Afghanistan, Khaled describes how his experiences shaped his writing, and how working as a UNHCR Ambassador helped him overcome survivor's guilt.

Duration:00:01:38

I will always hold fast

10/14/2018
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Alessandra Morelli's incredible life has taken her from the convent to the front lines. A former novice nun, she made a dramatic life change when she decided to work with refugees who had fled war in Croatia. Since then, she has worked in conflict zones like Afghanistan, Rwanda and Sri Lanka. While running the UNHCR mission in Somalia she survived two separate attacks by suicide bombers.

Duration:00:36:39

A nun, a lawyer and a cowboy

10/7/2018
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In over 20 years at the UN Refugee Agency, Felipe Camargo has worked in many of the world's most dangerous places. One of the places he has returned to multiple times is Bangladesh - where since 2017 more than 723,000 Rohingya refugees have sought safety from persecution in Myanmar. Felipe describes what keeps him going back to the field - even in the face of his own personal tragedy.

Duration:00:34:39

It wasn't my day to die

9/30/2018
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Giles Duley used to live the rock'n'roll life of a fashion photographer, but now travels the world's war zones documenting the lives of those caught up in conflict. He stepped on a landmine while working in Afghanistan and lost three of his limbs, and very nearly his life. This is his story.

Duration:00:32:49

It Has To Stop Somewhere

9/23/2018
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Sajjad Malik is UNHCR's Representative in Syria - in charge of one of UNHCR's toughest and most dangerous humanitarian operations. Since taking up the post over two years ago, Sajjad has witnessed the terrible sieges of Homs and Aleppo. He says he feels compelled to speak out about the horrifying impact of war on children.

Duration:00:34:43

I Still Can’t Believe That Is Happening In My Country

9/16/2018
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Fatima Mohammed was assigned to work in her hometown in northern Nigeria, a place full of happy childhood memories. But then she landed in Maiduguri and found check-points and constant fear at the heart of the fight with Boko Haram insurgents.

Duration:00:35:52

Darkness Does Weird Things To You

9/9/2018
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Vincent Cochetel has worked for the UNHCR for over 30 years. He spent the first part of his career listening to other people's horror stories, but then his own life became a nightmare. In 1998 while working in the Caucasus in southern Russia he was kidnapped and held hostage for 317 days. This is his story.

Duration:00:32:23

Awake At Night

8/17/2018
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Extraordinary personal stories from people who have chosen to put themselves in harm's way, to help refugees. From UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

Duration:00:03:42