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A person who is forced to leave their home country because of war, persecution, or natural disaster; a refugee.
traveller, rambler, hiker, wayfarer, migrant, globetrotter, roamer, roverView synonyms
- ‘UN troops repatriated three hundred sixty thousand refugees and displaced persons from Thai border regions.’
- ‘The war resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths, mostly of civilians, and created millions of refugees and displaced persons.’
- ‘Most of the world's refugees and displaced persons are women and children.’
- ‘The United Nations High Commission on Refugees helps displaced people fleeing from war, genocide, and civil unrest.’
- ‘Canada accepts between 20,000 and 30,000 refugees and other displaced persons a year.’
- ‘Either way, they had become refugees or displaced persons, orphaned from their past and too unsure of their future to take their lives into their own hands.’
- ‘And we want to make sure that those displaced persons and refugees are given proper attention, are provided with food and medications inside Iraqi territory.’
- ‘The United States has spent almost $1 billion aiding refugees and displaced persons who might otherwise have died of disease or starvation.’
- ‘In the spotlight this week, the situation that faces refugees and displaced persons.’
- ‘Only 700 official asylum seekers live in Lago Agrio, but the town hosts thousands of displaced people without refugee status.’
- ‘Nomads, refugees and displaced persons will also be allocated delegates.’
- ‘Now we have had already a number of situations in which refugees and internally displaced persons are, in fact, one group.’
- ‘So the reward of some of them to be moved around like displaced persons or refugees.’
- ‘It would certainly be a relevant point that these settlers are not displaced persons or refugees - they have perfectly good homes already.’
- ‘Some of the big sources of these refugees and displaced people have a chance of recovery.’
- ‘Further aggravating the situation, the beaten country was flooded with thousands of refugees and displaced persons desperately looking for food and shelter.’
- ‘‘Refugees, displaced persons and asylum seekers in search of safety are more often than not treated harshly,’ he said.’
- ‘The next major conflict could easily involve large numbers of civilian refugees or displaced persons, and they may not always be docile or amenable to military control.’
- ‘These will be transport and communications; the return of displaced people and refugees; missing persons; and electricity.’
- ‘Afterwards, refugees and displaced persons were housed in the barracks.’
displaced person/disˈplāst ˈpərsn/
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