About the Refugee Crisis

What is a refugee?
 
The UN 1951 Refugee Convention defines a refugee as a person who “owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to, or owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country.”

You can learn about specific refugee situations at the links below: