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Melissa Fleming is Head of Communications and Chief Spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Her TED talk on the subject of refugees has been viewed more than 1.3 million times, and her advocacy has helped bring worldwide attention to the Syrian crisis. She is a frequent contributor to The Guardian, the New York Times, and The Washington Post. In her debut book, “the human toll of the worst humanitarian crisis of our time is painfully, heartbreakingly brought home” (Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner) through the harrowing journey of a young Syrian refugee and her family.