31 December 2015

The terms “refugee” “migrant”and “Asylum Seeker”  What do the terms mean?

According to the United Nations, refugees “are persons fleeing armed conflict or persecution”.

Migrants “choose to move not because of a direct threat of persecution or death, but mainly to improve their lives by finding work, or in some cases for education, family reunion, or other reasons”.

An asylum seeker is defined as a person fleeing persecution or conflict, and therefore seeking international protection