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Empower Your Words: English to Spanish Vocabulary for Humanitarian Work




Understanding and talking about human rights, immigration, and helping refugees is important work that requires knowing the right words. Whether you're helping out, learning more, or just want to make a difference, knowing the right terms can help you connect with others and share ideas more effectively. That's why we've put together a list of important words in both English and Spanish.

From "human rights" (derechos humanos) to "refugee" (refugiado), and "asylum" (asilo) to "without a country" (estado sin nacionalidad), each word is a key that can open doors to better understanding and support. Whether you're talking to someone, writing something, or just want to learn, these words are here to help you make a difference.


Human Rights

  1. Human rights - Derechos Humanos

  2. Equality - Igualdad

  3. Freedom - Libertad

  4. Justice - Justicia

  5. Dignity - Dignidad

  6. International law - Derecho Internacional

  7. Discrimination - Discriminación

  8. Rights violation - Violación de derechos

  9. Asylum - Asilo

  10. Freedom of speech - Libertad de expresión

  11. Fair treatment - Trato justo

  12. Security - Seguridad

  13. Protection - Protección

  14. Refugee - Refugiado

  15. Internally displaced person - Desplazado interno

Immigration

  1. Immigrant - Inmigrante

  2. Emigrant - Emigrante

  3. Migration - Migración

  4. Visa - Visa

  5. Citizenship - Ciudadanía

  6. Permanent residency - Residencia permanente

  7. Naturalization - Naturalización

  8. Border - Frontera

  9. Border control - Control de fronteras

  10. Border patrol - Patrulla fronteriza

  11. Identity document - Documento de identidad

  12. Passport - Pasaporte

  13. Statelessness - Estado sin nacionalidad

  14. Deportation - Deportación

  15. Political asylum - Asilo político

Refugee Workers

  1. Humanitarian worker - Trabajador humanitario

  2. Humanitarian aid - Ayuda humanitaria

  3. Refugee camp - Campamento de refugiados

  4. Asylum application - Solicitud de asilo

  5. Integration - Integración

  6. Resettlement - Reasentamiento

  7. Stateless person - Apátrida

  8. Persecution - Persecución

  9. Violence - Violencia

  10. Conflict - Conflicto

  11. Psychosocial support - Apoyo psicosocial

  12. Right of asylum - Derecho de asilo

  13. Non-governmental organization (NGO) - Organización no gubernamental (ONG)

  14. UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) - Agencia de la ONU para los refugiados (ACNUR)

  15. Human trafficker - Traficante de personas

These terms are foundational for discussing and understanding issues around human rights, immigration, and refugees in both English and Spanish.

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