We've all seen the news articles about refugees and asylum seekers travelling across the English channel.
Whilst these stories are deeply saddening to us, we want to address the use of the word 'migrant' within them.

How refugees and asylum seekers are described and represented in the media is important because it shapes the way that their experiences are understood.

Migrants: 

Move to improve their lives by finding work education or to live with their family. 

Refugees: 

Flee war, persecution, or natural disaster in their home country.