Europe and the asylum crisis
According to the 1951 Geneva Convention relating to the Status
of Refugees, a refugee is “a person who is outside his or her
country of nationality or habitual residence; and has a wellfounded fear of being persecuted because of his or her race,
religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group
or political opinion; and is unable or unwilling to avail him-or
herself of the protection of that country, or to return there, for
fear of persecution”.