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Refugees and Migrants

    Standing in front of a row of plastic tents a young boy flashes the V-sign in a refugee camp on the border between Syria and Turkey near the northern city of Azaz on December 5, 2012. The internally displaced faced further misery as heavy rain was followed by a drop in temperatures. The United Nations estimated late October that more than 2.5 million people have been affected by the fighting in Syria. There are more than 348,000 Syrian refugees registered in neighbouring countries, but many more are unregistered. ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images

    Photo: Standing in front of a row of plastic tents a young boy flashes the V-sign in a refugee camp on the border between Syria and Turkey near the northern city of Azaz on December 5, 2012. ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images

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    Regardless of their status in a country, both regular and irregular migrants have human rights, including the right to freedom from slavery and servitude, freedom from arbitrary detention, freedom from exploitation and forced labour, the right to freedom of assembly, the right to education for their children, equal access to courts and rights at work.

    Amnesty's research shows that both irregular and regular migrants face serious human rights violations.

    Watch Video: When you don’t exist: Amnesty International's campaign for the human rights of migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers in Europe and at its borders.


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