A Syrian Woman's Tale of Hope & Struggle

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In this photo taken on Wednesday Dec. 21, 2011, anti-Syrian regime protesters flash the victory sign as they wear Syrian revolution flags during a demonstration in the Baba Amr area, in Homs province.

Melissa Fleming, chief spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), joins us to discuss her book, A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival. She tells the story of Doaa Al Zamel, a 19-year-old Syrian girl who grew up near the Jordanian border. In 2011, her life was upended by the events of the Arab Spring, when Syrians began to stand up against their own oppressive regime. When the army took control of Doaa's hometown, violence forced her to flee. Fleming details her life and harrowing experience as a refugee.

Melissa Fleming will be in conversation with Humans of New York's Brandon Stanton at Barnes & Noble at 33 East 17th St. on Tuesday, January 24th at 7:00pm. For more information, click here