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A refugee is a person who has been forced to leave their country because of war, persecution or natural disaster.
Asylum means a safe place to live. Asylum is the protection from oppression or hardship offered by another country. Refugees seek asylum because they need a safe place to live.
- They might not be safe in their own country because they might have wars and they might get hurt or killed.
- They might not be safe in their own country because they might be treated really badly. It might be because of their religion, because they’re a woman, or because of their beliefs.
- They might not be safe in their own country because of a fire, an earthquake, a flood, a tsunami, or other natural disaster.
Most of the refugees come from Afghanistan, Iraq and Colombia. They come from Colombia to get away from the drugs. They come from Afghanistan and Iraq to escape from the wars.
There are over 10 million refugees in the world. It is sad that so many people have to leave their homes because of war, persecution or natural disasters.
Reference : http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/encyclopedia/refugee/?ar_a=1