Red Cross StoryCorps: Mark Owens and Véronique Huguet

Mark Owens and Véronique Huguet

Mark Owens and Véronique Huguet

In November 2014, the International Committee of the Red Cross’ delegation in Washington DC and the American Red Cross teamed up with the world’s largest oral history initiative, StoryCorps, to collect conversations between people whose lives have been touched by the Red Cross. This is one of their stories. It is a testament to the power of humanity and the human voice.

In this episode, Mark Owen, of the American Red Cross, and the International Committee of the Red Cross' Véronique Huguet, talk about the work they do to reconnect family members separated by disasters and conflict. Mark shares a very special memory from a Somali refugee camp in Kenya and Véronique explains why the "need to know" is one of our most basic needs as human beings.

For more stories from the Red Cross StoryCorps series, please click here.