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Zambia Refugees - 2002-06-20

This year’s United Nations Refugee Day focuses on the hardships of women refugees. One woman refugee interviewed by reporter Kellys Kaunda went to Zambia in 1994 following the genocide in Rwanda. She and her husband joined the 300,000 refugees already living in Zambia. Life became even more difficult for her when her husband was imprisoned and then died. She was left with five children and no means of supporting them. After two years of hardship, she was able to secure a job with the government and is now practicing law in the Zambian capital, Lusaka. Her message to world leaders on UN Refugee Day is to stop talking politics.