A boat carrying 500 refugees sunk at sea. The story of two survivors | Melissa Fleming | TEDxThessaloniki

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Aboard an overloaded ship carrying more than 500 refugees, a young woman becomes an unlikely hero. This single, powerful story, told by Melissa Fleming of the UN's refugee agency, gives a human face to the sheer numbers of human beings trying to escape to better lives ... as the refugee ships keep coming ...

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