A refugee is a person seeking refuge (or asylum) in another country in order to escape persecution. Under the 1951 UN Convention on Refugees and 1967 Protocol, a nation must grant asylum to refugees and cannot forcibly return a refugee to their nation of origin.

Related Issues: immigration foreign aid, human rights.

Sources and Resources:
Settlement.Org(external link) - What assistance can refugees get in Canada?
http://www.settlement.org/sys/faqs_detail.asp?faq_id=4000348(external link)
refugee - Wikipedia
The Canadian Refugee System(external link)

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