“I Get Very Calm in Chaos” Melissa Fleming (UN) interviews Richard Ragan (WFP) – Awake at Night

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    “I think that COVID will probably be our generation’s equivalent of World War III. … Systems have broken down and the ability for millions and millions of day labourers, who were already sort of existing on a very, very thin line of poverty they’re not able to feed themselves.” In this episode of Awake At Night, Richard Ragan, the Country Director of the World Food Programme in Bangladesh, speaks with Melissa Fleming, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, about his career that has taken him all over the globe – including to North Korea, and to Liberia to coordinate the emergency response to Ebola.

    Screen-shot photo credit: © James Giambrone

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