This is on my permanent rotation. So inspiring and gives us who work for the UN a badly needed sense of identity and pride.
T Jesrani 1210 via Apple Podcasts · Austria · 08/31/22
My absolute favourite podcast!! So well done and such amazing stories!
Celine Thibeault via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/16/21
Awake at Night gives a powerful and relatable face to the work done by @UN . And is a true source of inspiration and wisdom for people aspiring to promote a peaceful, just & sustainable world. This is my favorite podcast. Maria Chepurina
Maria Chepurina via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 04/26/21
Melissa I just came across to this podcast few months ago, and I can’t tell enough how inspiring it is! Learning about how it really is like to be a UN worker, serving in field missions as peacekeepers, aid workers, medical practitioners and ... has greatly and of course in a positive way...Read full review »
Nazaneen Moayed via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/24/21
There is a block known as Block 13 in Kakuma Kenya where they aren't being taken care of and they aren't safe. Block 13 is full of LGBTQ+ refugees that came to that camp for safety from their country of Uganda. But how can they be safe in a refugee camp where all the other refugees and...Read full review »
Meredith ( 3rd daughter) via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/13/21
Like all of of the story’s and interviews for this Podcast Interesting informative. The Lawyer telling us her story is full of compassion as well as being practical and with out judgment or vanity from pride for helping others. Thank you and Thank goodness for Awake at Night.
Jhall130 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/11/21
Love getting personal stories of people doing great things in the world
lope7 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/31/21
Sometimes funny or touching. Unique insight into humanitarian action. Thanks, Melissa Fleming and team!
RoseNZ1 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 03/28/21
A dive into the lives of those who chose to serve the most vulnerable in some of the world’s most dangerous places. Tales of hope, courage and shared humanity 💙
Pau-moorea via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 03/21/21
And I lie awake as well, in awe and inspired by the stories shared on this podcast. Thank you for bringing this unique podcast to the airwaves, it’s really important and humbling to hear the work of the people of the UN.
Indu C via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/23/21
I love this podcast to have the opportunity to learn for such knowledgeable and compassionate individuals working to help refugees living in crisis. Melissa Fleming helps us get to know these individuals better, what enables them to cope, what motivated them to choose this work, and what still...Read full review »
Cheering you on from Canada via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/20/21
With the great questions and common thread of creating a better world, Melissa Fleming invites us into intimate conversations with the worlds most actionable and compassionate people. I get excited every time a new episode comes out!
Alexandra Kelleher via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/20
AWAKE AT NIGHT unveils the most powerful, inspiring, and touching face of the U.N. I love it!
akonnoui via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/14/20
The stories you hear on the Awake At Night podcast keep me awake at night, in a good way. As a former UN employee, I identified with many of the stories from these amazing people. Keep up the impactful work and bravo!
Hakeeminco via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/27/20
The people in the world working to help others in our world. The people who put themselves in places that many find difficult and live a life in the face of social division. Good listens.
OcassionalUser via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/10/20
Fantastic podcasts by my boss Melissa Fleming. I am a UN staff, you would think totally I am totally biased. I am not These are fabulous podcasts which give such an intimate inside to wonderful UN staff. They are incredibly candid and give you such an unusual look into what UN staffers are all...Read full review »
Redimartin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/28/20
This is excellent. Many humanitarians get so absorbed in their work and what may at some point seem routine is actually NOT! This podcast gives a voice to what may so easily go unnoticed.
ZitaLD via Apple Podcasts · Kenya · 01/28/20
For someone like me who is trying to decide on her next move, this powerful look at the most amazing humanitarians in the world is so inspiring. Thank you to Melissa Fleming and her colleagues for sharing these deep and meaningful discussions. Big love to all of you for everything you do.
NamasteFromKel via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/05/19
I am so pleased that I discovered this podcast. I'm certain that most of those involved in this work have amazing stories to tell. Prior to this podcast, we could only read in a rare article or book, now we can hear so many more. The podcast is exceptionally well done both interview as well...Read full review »
AnninFlorida via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/02/19
Thanks for this series, it is fantastic to listen to you Melissa and these people sharing about their lives, achievements and tragedies. I’m looking forward for the next season!
Bora104 via Apple Podcasts · Hungary · 07/09/19
This podcast truly conveys the emotions and motives of UNCHR staff and should help understand humanitarian crises and especially refugees better. Keep up the good work! via Apple Podcasts · Italy · 07/08/19
I just came across the podcast and I am binge listening to the whole season. I love how true and authentic the interviewees are telling their stories. They cried, I cried. It brings things into perspective and especially the ‚they wish to have your problems‘. Yes, I‘m sure they do. I always...Read full review »
Sarainaaa via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 07/08/19
What keeps me awake at night? This podcast. You should not miss it if you interested in the UN, but particularly about the UN staff who risks their lives for humanity, their leadership and their continued determination to build a better world. Chapeau to Melissa Flemming and her team for creating...Read full review »
Veronika_Ty via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/28/19
Man hört jeden Tag von Hilfsorganisationen, die überall auf der Welt im Einsatz sind. Manchmal un Ländern, bei denen erst mal nachdenken muss, wo sie eigentlich genau liegen. Die Menschen, die dort helfen, sind zwar so etwas wie humanitäre Helden unserer Zeit, man kennt sie aber nicht. Und sie...Read full review »
Chris Melzer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/26/19
Superlatives don’t do this podcast justice. The very essence of human compassion. Thank you for bringing this stories to the podcast world.
Rick Shadow via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/26/19
Such an important podcast. Thank you for providing a platform to share these amazing stories.
Reviewe345567 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/02/19
This is a field I’m interested in and coming across this podcast has been enlightening. Love everything about it! So inspiring and leaves you wanting more.
Darugol via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/31/19
The first season of Awake at Night was truly inspiring, as others have said. Season 2 promises to be no less so, with people opening up to tell of their work, their hopes, their fears, their challenges, their dedication. Powerful and very human.
Liz Throssell via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/29/19
These stories provide a rare insight into the daily realities of aid workers. It shows the immense pressure under which humanitarian deliver emergency assistance and the professional sacrifices they often have to make, especially in conflict-torn and remote areas. Very well done. It transmits the...Read full review »
Francesca Fontanini via Apple Podcasts · Italy · 05/29/19
If you truly want to know about the humanitarian world and what aid workers experience, especially trying to help those affected by armed conflict, listen to this podcast. Melissa Fleming asks the questions you want to know the answers to. I listened the first season which excellent but I was...Read full review »
Tesfaye Mom via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/27/19
All six episodes are so worth your time. Melissa is a wonderful interviewer and gives her guests room to shine. Such honest, gripping testimony
EstiUK via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/08/19
I listened to all six episodes in season 1, and each one lifted me up, inspired me - solace in a troubled world to know there were thoughtful humanitarians - not saints, people - like these UNHCR staff. Melissa Fleming gently, deftly, draws out not only their stories but their deepest fears and...Read full review »
Reader53863 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/05/19
If any part of you is thinking ‘what could be more earnest than a podcast about aid workers’ dispel those rumblings now! Awake At Night is an utterly compelling mix of raw, personal, utterly fascinating stories. Frontline staff talking about their experiences of being kidnapped, bombed, attacked...Read full review »
CCAC76 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/19/18
This is a great way to create awareness on the plight of our brothers and sisters who happen to be either refugees or staff that work with refugees. We are all humans who need to do whatever we can no matter how little, it goes a long way.
Imoh Joshua via Apple Podcasts · Kenya · 11/13/18
What drives aid workers to risk their lives on the frontlines of the global displacement crisis? This excellent series asks the men and women at work what drives them to do what they do, and, at what personal cost.
Tim Gaynor via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/07/18
Wonderful stories from extraordinary humans. Goosebumps all the way and beautifully put together. Love Nadine Shah!!!!
RuthyBee via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/18/18
This podcast transports you into a world that is not always accessible, that of humanitarians who’s life work is to support and help refugees. These are people who don’t seek the limelight but who care deeply and often take enormous risks to do their jobs. You will hear about being kidnapped,...Read full review »
EMLC235 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/17/18
I’m a 7th grade social studies teacher in Iowa about to do a unit on the plight of refugees. This is pitch perfect for what it means to serve humanity, especially when you consider nearly 70 million displaced people in our world. DO NOT STOP this work. It is the right work and I would love to...Read full review »
Z Fromm via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/13/18
A real insight into the lives of humanitarian workers. What does it mean to work in emergency situations? How do you overcome the emotional stress of seeing people suffering, fleeing their homes or losing their beloved ones? What motivates you? How to survive a kidnapping? I am not only amazed by...Read full review »
bershkaksvd via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 10/12/18
This is a truly excellent podcast. Every single one I have listened to has inspired me. UNHCR has some extraordinary people working to protect people forced to flee. Giles Duley and Vincent Cochtel have survived the impossible and come out stronger. Each of these people is truly delving into...Read full review »
SybellaW via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/12/18
Heartbreaking, inspiring, utterly fascinating.
spatial3 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/11/18
These deeply personal interviews with seasoned aid workers reveal amazing dedication and sacrifice. Such meaningful work. Such great passion. So critical right now.
doublescoop via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/10/18
Why would you choose to live and work in a war zone or humanitarian crisis? This gives the stories of people who have sacrificed so much to protect refugees. These stories stick.
Dai shirokuma via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 10/10/18
An array of captivating stories on the personal impact of working in some of the earth’s most dangerous places. An exposition of the biggest hopes and most heart-wrenching fears of some of the world’s most committed humanitarians. In sum, a brilliant podcast.
Katerina Kitidi via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 10/07/18
These interviews reveal the best of humanity - people who sacrifice stability and family life to serve the victims of war. They are often the victims themselves and absorb terrible traumas of others that haunt them, but also give them deep insights into human resilience in the face of evil.
PodcastBuff via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/07/18
I really wanted to like this Podcast more. As many people mention, these are reports from very brave people who work for one of the most nobel causes. I understand that this podcast is meant to tell the stories of UNHCR staff. However, I still feel that their fate, considering that they signed up...Read full review »
StandWithRefugees via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/04/18
Very emotional and incredibly inspiring.
Bruna Wenzel via Apple Podcasts · Brazil · 10/02/18
Get to know some of the courageous people who work in really harrowing situations day after day, year after year. They have amazing resilience and humanity, and don’t give up hope. Fascinating, Sobering, Inspiring.
Ariane Louise via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/25/18
Fascinating personal accounts from humanitarian aid workers on the front lines of some of the world’s most devastating conflicts. Highly recommend!
sulyho via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/25/18
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