Joint IOM-UNHCR letter on terminology

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Tipo de documento: Orientación
Tipo de documento: English
Publicado: 25 January 2019 (hace 8 meses)
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Joint IOM-UNHCR letter on terminology

Tipo de documento: Orientación
Idioma del documento: 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.


  • International Organization for Migration


  •  Protection


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

Grupo poblacional

País Grupo
Niger Niger - Refugees/Migrants
Mali Mali - Refugees/Migrants
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso - Refugees/Migrants
Nigeria Nigeria - Refugees/Migrants  (PDF, 654.05 KB)