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Where do refugees feet take them?

Refugees have the right under the UN Convention on Refugees to apply to another government for protection. When they do this they are called asylum seekers. The government in the country that the refugees arrive at decides whether an asylum seeker's life is seriously at risk in their home country.
 
It is very difficult for an asylum seeker to be allowed to stay in a safe country. The refugee definition is very strict, and asylum seekers have to meet a number of conditions including proving they are at real risk and in fear of serious harm in their own country; that their own government is not able or willing to protect them; and that their persecution is due to race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.
 
Asylum seekers are often turned away at country borders because they do not have the right identification or travel documents. If they are allowed into a country, they must apply for refugee status within a certain length of time or they will be forced to return to their home country. 
 
Sometimes there is a "mass exodus" - when lots of people are forced to leave their region or country at the same time.  When this happens, another country, often a neighbouring one, is faced with the prospect of large groups seeking refuge in their country. Emergency assistance in the form of food, water, shelter, medicine, blankets and sanitation is often needed in such situations.
 
Refugee camps are sometimes set up comprising of tents made from blue plastic sheeting supplied by UNHCR. Some of these camps become more permanent. Indeed, the majority of refugees today are found in refugee camps in the poorest most inhospitable regions of developing countries.
 
Setting foot in a new land
Life is never easy for refugees who have found sanctuary in a new country. Many refugees have left behind a life of pain and suffering and they have to deal with bad memories of past experiences. They may have lost or been separated from family and friends. They have to make a new home in a strange, new country. A lot of refugees cannot speak the language of their new country, have very few possessions, cannot get a job in the role they are used to (because their qualifications are not the same) and do not know anyone.