Film still of refugees travelling down a road
Video, 5 mins

Are they really refugees?

Refugees Matter

Are the people we see on the news, trying to cross borders or seeking asylum in the UK really refugees? Or do they just want to find better jobs and living conditions? Are they really desperate for safety, or are they just picking which country will afford them a better lifestyle?

Nadia Mehdi, a PhD candidate from Philosophy department at the University of Sheffield discusses who refugees are, why they might have left their homes and why we should treat them as individuals.

Footage courtesy of the UNHCR - The United Nations Refugee Agency. Join the UNHCR #WithRefugees petition to send a clear message to decision makers that they must act with solidarity and shared responsibility.



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