Migrants, refugees, asylum seekers

The ICRC has adopted a broad description of migrants, to encompass all people who leave or flee their home to seek safety or better prospects abroad, and who may be in distress and need of protection or humanitarian assistance. Refugees and asylum seekers, who are entitled to specific protection under international law, are included in this description.

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The ICRC seeks to ensure that all migrants receive the protection that they are entitled to under international and domestic law.