Causes of forced and voluntary migration — Online Geography Resources —

Types of migrant

Refugee – a person fleeing their home country in order to escape danger

Asylum seeker – people who seek refugee status in another country

Illegal immigrant – people who enter another country without permission and plan to remain there

Economic migrant – a person seeking job opportunities

Internally displaced persons (IDP) – those who have fled their homes but continue to live in their own countries

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