Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira Vieira de Mello and the fight to save the world

by Samantha Power

Sergio Vieira de Mello was singular in the humanitarian aid world for being at the same time more handsome, well-spoken, charming, and accomplished than any of his contemporaries. He was also intrepid, swooshing in ahead of others in his own emergency agency into post-conflict war zones.