What is the difference between refugees and asylum seekers?
Where do our stereotypes and myths about these groups come from?
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Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.”
Article 14 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.
There are asylum seekers and refugees in almost every country of the world. People become refugees or asylum seekers when they are forced to leave their countries because their human rights are being threatened or violated. Nobody chooses to become a refugee.