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Joint IOM-UNHCR letter on terminology

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Document Type: Guidance
Document Type: English
Published: 25 January 2019 (2 months ago)
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Joint IOM-UNHCR letter on terminology

Document Type: Guidance
Document Language: English
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. Proper and effective operational approaches, with respective coordination responsibilities, will need to flow from this distinct terminology.

Partners

  • International Organization for Migration

Sectors

  •  Protection

Locations

  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Liberia
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cabo Verde
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guinea
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone

Population Group

Country Group
Niger Niger - Refugees/Migrants
Mali Mali - Refugees/Migrants
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso - Refugees/Migrants
Nigeria Nigeria - Refugees/Migrants
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