"There are certain images that will stay with me for a very long time. Because those are the images that cannot be forgotten overnight."
Sajjad Malik witnessed terrible suffering during the Syrian crisis. As UNHCR’s former representative in the country, he oversaw one of the UN Refugee Agency’s toughest and most dangerous operations.
Since the war in Syria started in 2011 more than 5.7 million people have fled the country. Another 6.9 million are internally displaced.
In this special bitesize episode, Sajjad Malik reflected on the catastrophic conditions he witnessed there and the lasting impact of those memories.
"You have to maintain your mental strength and courage. It’s fine to say it and reflect and cry if need be."