Migrants or Refugees?

Posted by Ivan Rendall on Saturday, 3 January 2015 in Blogging

Isn’t it time we stopped using the word migrant to describe people risking their lives to flee a war that has killed 200,000 Syrians, wounded millions  (physically and mentally), and made millions more homeless in their own or  neighbouring countries. Surely they  are refugees and/or asylum seekers. Defining them otherwise turns them into cannon fodder for our own economic, political and racial xenophobes. 

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