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Source: United Nations (Video News)

In this episode of Awake At Night, Martin Griffiths, the Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Yemen, a country that’s been devastated by civil war, speaks with Melissa Fleming, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications. Martin’s job is to try to keep open routes to negotiation between the warring parties. He speaks candidly about his struggles with depression, the mental toll humanitarian work can have, and the importance of empathy when mediating between sides in a conflict.

Screen-shot photo credit: © UN Photo/Violaine Martin