Refugees versus Migrants - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • S. Lahat
    • 21.05.12 | 11:28 (IDT)

    Both Netanyahu and Yishai need to take a refresher course of the UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) statutes on refugees and learn to differentiate between refugees (asylum-seekers) and migrants. According to the UNHCR refugees must be granted both services and access to jobs in their host-countries: "This population is living here legally," said Sharon Harel of the UNHCR. "They have legal protection because they cannot return, and are living here until the danger passes. And for as long as they are here, they, like all human beings, need access to basic services and jobs."

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