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Mixed movements in West Africa
Refugees and migrants are entitled to the same universal human rights and fundamental freedoms, which must be respected, protected and fulfilled at all times. However, migrants and refugees are distinct groups governed by separate legal frameworks. Only refugees are entitled to the specific international protection as defined by international refugee law. - Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
What is the difference between a migrant and a refugee?
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DTM
The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) is a system to track and monitor the displacement and population mobility.
Mixed Migration Centre
The MMC is a leading source for independent and high quality data, information, research and analysis on mixed migration.
UNHCR
What is the difference between a migrant and a refugee?
Frequently Asked Questions about Refugees and Migrants
Although it is becoming increasingly common to see the terms ‘refugee’ and ‘migrant’ used interchangeably in media and public discussions, there is a crucial legal difference between the two.
UNHCR’s 10-Point Plan In Action on Refugee Protection and Mixed Movements
Examples of migration and border policies that reflect international human rights and refugee law as well as a framework to respond to the protection needs of refugees, stateless people, unaccompanied and separated children, trafficked persons and others with specific needs in the context of mixed movement.
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