#WordsMatter: this short film explains the meaning behind the word “refugee”.

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassadors and high profile supporters help define the difference between the terms “refugee” and “migrant”. These words are being splashed across media headlines because of the ongoing European Refugee Crisis. The film features actors Cate Blanchett, Colin Firth, David Morrissey, Douglas Booth, Kristin Davis, John Abraham and Patrick Stewart, singers Barbara Hendricks and Rokia Traore, writer Neil Gaiman, model Helena Christensen and comedian/tv host Craig Ferguson.

Craig Ferguson tells us a refugee is running for their life – fleeing war or persecution. John Abraham and Kristin Davis go on to explain they can’t return home, it’s too dangerous. But, as Neil Gaiman states, they are entitled to special protection under international law.

Learn more: http://www.unhcr.org/55df0e556.html

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