Risking all to escape war: the story of Dooa Al Zamel

From Nine To Noon, 10:08 am on 8 February 2017

Lynn Freeman speaks to Melissa Fleming, chief spokesperson for the UN High Commission for Refugees. She's told the story of 19 year old Syrian woman Dooa Al Zamel in a new book. Dooa was one of 11 out of 500 refugees who survived four days in the Mediterranean after the boat she was on was attacked and capsized, and managed to save a toddler, when she was nearly dead herself.