Sadako Ogata is the former U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees

The refugee crisis was one of the greatest international challenges of the 1990s. As the United Nations' authority on refugees for 10 years, Sadako Ogata continues to see hope among the hardships of forced migration and displaced communities. In this conversation, Ms. Ogata explains the complex challenges to providing aid and assistance to the world's 20-odd million refugees in a landscape permeated by ethnic, racial, regional and intra-state conflict.