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"Never Ever Give Up" Melissa Fleming (UN) interviews David Beasley (WFP) - Awake at Night: S3-Episode1
13 Jul 2020 -  In this opening episode for Season 3 of Awake at Night, host Melissa Fleming (United Nations' Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications) speaks with David Beasley (Executive Director of the World Food Programme) about his own experience being sick with COVID-19 and why people should listen to the science. He also explains why the pandemic is causing an spiraling epidemic of hunger. In Mr. Beasley's words, should the world fail to come together and invest in people everywhere, we may face "famines of biblical proportions."

From his home in South Carolina, to Yemen, to Sudan and Ethiopia, Mr. Beasley shares candid moments of his journey in the world of humanitarian work, and his thoughts on why the UN is needed now more than ever. Click here to hear the podcast episode in full. You can also subscribe to Awake At Night wherever you get your podcasts.

Screen-shot photo credit: ©WFP/Abeer Etefa