Difference Between Refugees And Refugees

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So far this year, more than 300,000 refugees and migrants crossed the Mediterranean, exceeding the

number in all of 2014, which was 219,000, a United Nations spokeswoman said.

The reasons for the mass movement are as varied as the nationalities of the people involved.In broad

terms, migrants and refugees are fleeing war, persecution and poverty in Africa and the Arabian

Peninsula. Eritreans and Syrians made up half the migrant traffic to Europe last year. Eritreans are

fleeing "one of the poorest countries in the world and a closed and highly securitized state under an

authoritarian government," In other words, they are running from a life of repression and abject

poverty. In the Mideast, more than 4 million Syrians have fled four
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What 's the difference between migrant and refugee?

Refugees, as defined under the 1951 Refugee Convention, are entitled to basic rights under

international law, including the right not to be immediately deported and sent back into harm 's way.

A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her home country because of armed conflict

or persecution. Syrians are a prime example.

Migrants, however, are processed under the receiving country 's immigration laws. So,
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A migrant is someone who chooses to resettle to another country in search of a better life.But,

technically, refugees are also migrants.

The number of migrants at the EU 's borders reached a record high of 107,500 in July, officials say, as

a sharp surge in expected asylum requests was reported in Germany. Germany has seen a wave of

migration from Syria and the Balkans, and now says it could receive as many as 750,000 asylum

seekers this year. The EU has been struggling to cope with migrant arrivals in recent months.

EU border agency Frontex said the number of migrants surpassed the 100,000 mark in a single month

for the first time since it had begun keeping records in 2008. The German government had earlier

forecast that 450,000 asylum seekers could arrive in 2015, but is now set to increase that to 650,000

or higher. "It is unsustainable in the long run that only two EU countries, Germany and Sweden, take

in the majority of refugees," he told German daily Die Welt.

Here some statistics and Graphics:

In the case of Sweden:

Sweden has signed the UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. This entails, among other

things, that Sweden shall examine each asylum application individually. Sweden shall grant
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