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Source: United Nations (Video News)

“One of the things I hold on to is most people on the planet have escaped from those problems, as the generations have passed. And when you’re confronting the next bleak, horrible event, holding on to the fact that it’s possible to escape…is invaluable.”

Mark Lowcock, Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, leads global humanitarian relief efforts for the UN. In this S3-E9 episode, Mark speaks with Melissa about his optimism and about how it has sustained him throughout his 30-year career delivering aid to people suffering from war, poverty and famine.