I will always remember that first trip to Zimbabwe.
I went with a small group to visit a refugee camp for the people that had been displaced by guerrilla fighting.
It was a remarkable experience to see the care and dedication of people on the ground. To see how UNICEF could organise a structure within the camp, water, food and hospital facilities with only a handful of people was astounding.
When we walked amongst the tents, families were huddling together and a woman asked me to sit with her and she offered me some of her food.
"How astounding is that! We were there
to help her and yet she performed this
basic human act of kindness to me."
There was also a trip to Vietnam, where we travelled to the north, it was a wonderful experience to see how the UNICEF doctors gained the trust of the villagers.
They were endeavouring to get people to use iodine salts in an area where there was a lot of iodine deficiency disorder.