A Reality Check on the world of refugees: Thursday was World Refugee Day but the plight of millions and millions of people needs more than a day to explain. How does the United Nations, for example, define who gets refugee status and what rights UN member states must grant asylum seekers who are trying to get refugee status. Karola Paul, the head of the Austrian UNHCR branch, explains. This year's focus has been on the special problems facing women refugees. Afterall, women and children total 80% of all the refugees worldwide. A Sudanese writer and mother and wife, Ishraga Mustafa-Hamid talks about her experiences and about the fact that even though she now has Austrian citizenship and isn't "officially" a refugee she still feels like one.
Afghanistan's Loya Jirga has voted Hamid Karzai President and elections will be held in 18 months but is it already safe for the many Afghan refugees to return home from the camps in Pakistan and host countries abroad? Of course, not all refugees want to leave their host country and some even go on to become leading members of their new society. Certainly, that's what happened with the first Asian mayor of Oldham, Britain, Riaz Ahmad. Having fled Pakistan in 1974 with only 5 dollars in his pocket, Riaz Ahmad has definitely experienced the ups and downs of refugee life.
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