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Table 1 Definitions used in this study* [10]

From: Qualitative exploration of the impact of employment and volunteering upon the health and wellbeing of African refugees settled in regional Australia: a refugee perspective

Migrant = generic term for a person moving to another country with the intention of staying for a certain period of time i.e. not a visitor or tourist
Humanitarian migrant falls under this category = people who have successfully applied for asylum and granted permanent visa status, possibly through private sponsorship
A refugee is one who has a “well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it” (Article 1A(2) of the 1951 Refugee Convention).
  1. * The terms “refugee” and “humanitarian migrant” are used interchangeably in this study