Video, 5 mins
Are they really refugees?
Part of Refugees Matter
19 Jun 2018 11:00
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.
- Nadia Mehdi (PhD candidate), Department of Philosophy