Ahmad Hussein is 12 years old. "My greatest wish," he says, "is to
learn to read and write, to have warm shoes, and eat as much as I want to." But
Ahmad's wish has long been thwarted. He is one of more than 3.6 million Afghan
refugees--the largest refugee population in the world--who are presently living
primarily in Pakistan or Iran, having fled the vicious civil war that's plagued
Afghanistan since the Soviet occupation in 1979.