Refugee and Asylum Seekers

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About Refugees

A refugee, defined by the United Nations Convention, is any person who has a well-founded fear of being persecuted because of their:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Membership of a particular social group
  • Political opinion

About Asylum Seekers

Asylum seekers are people who have applied for protection and are awaiting determination of their status.

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