Melissa Fleming

Melissa Fleming is Head of Communications and Chief Spokesperson for the United High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and one of the world s experts on refugees. She is a frequent contributor for The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, and NPR. A Hope More Powerful than the Sea is her first book.
A Hope More Powerful than the Sea
A Hope More Powerful than the Sea tells a story of an extraordinary young Syrian woman who, with the child she saved, was one of the only survivors of a boat wreck that killed 500 refugees, including her fiancé. Doaa's story will revolutionize how we see the thousands of people who die every year in search of a home. It will squarely face one of the greatest moral questions of our age: will we let more people die in boats and trucks, or will we find a way to help them?