Today's date:
Winter 1996

Refugees: Don't Wait Until They Cross the Border

Sadako Ogata is the United State High Commissioner for Refugees.

Geneva - One of the greatest challenges of the 21st century will be to ensure that people in every part of the world enjoy security and freedom: security from armed conflict, violence, human rights abuses and poverty; and the freedom to realize their personal potential, to participate in the governance of their country and express their individual and collective identity.

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