DDG Daniels: “Making a difference for women and girls: it’s not just what keeps me awake at night, but it’s what gets me out of bed in the morning”

Ugochi Daniels, IOM Deputy Director General for Operations, during a visit to the Rohingya Cultural Memory Centre in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: IOM 2022/Hossain Ahammod Masum

Geneva / New York – IOM Deputy Director General for Operations Ugochi Daniels was just six years old when her family fled the civil war in Nigeria and she is often struck by the pain of uprooted children, most recently those escaping from Ukraine.

In an episode of the popular Awake at Night podcast hosted by UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications Melissa Fleming, DDG Daniels reflects on efforts to meet the needs of people on the move, and on a life dedicated to the service of others.

Listen to the podcast.