International Supermodel Revisits Refugee Past

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Sudan-born model Alek Wek displays a creation by German fashion designer Anja Gockel, at the Fashion Week in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010. i i

hide captionSudan-born model Alek Wek displays a creation by German fashion designer Anja Gockel, at the Fashion Week in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010.

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Sudan-born model Alek Wek displays a creation by German fashion designer Anja Gockel, at the Fashion Week in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010.

Sudan-born model Alek Wek displays a creation by German fashion designer Anja Gockel, at the Fashion Week in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010.

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Alek Wek is among 60 refugees sharing personal stories on the 60th anniversary of the 1951 U.N. Refugee Convention. She says stigma should never be attached to the term "refugee," and shares her struggles, triumphs and advocacy work with host Michel Martin. The United Nations' Larry Yungk also discusses the intent of this week's "First Refugee Congress."

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