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Press release on UNHCR High Commissioner Mrs. Sadako Ogata Death

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KABUL – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan expresses its deepest condolences by the passing away of world's most compassionate humanitarians for UNHCR former High Commissioner Ogata.

Mrs. Ogata was a revelatory leader who steered UNHCR through one of the most significant decades in its history. Her efforts in Afghanistan in different aspects are unforgettable; she was not only a human rights activist but also was a role model in the world.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan will not forget her tremendous support to the people of Afghanistan.