From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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refugeeref‧u‧gee /ˌrefjʊˈdʒiː/ ●●○ noun [countable] PMPGCsomeone who has been forced to leave their country, especially during a war, or for political or religious reasons Refugees were streaming across the border. refugee camps
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refugeea refugee campBut it is hard to remain morally comfortable when turning back refugees.So far, the most desperate of measures has not been taken, perhaps because would-be refugees have nowhere to run.It all left yesterday's would-be refugees furious at the latest delay in an evacuation that has taken two months to negotiate.But for its refugees, Lothian and its southlands are dead.Britain has traditionally been a safe haven for political refugees.Villagers from El Barillo ended up in a church-run refugee camp in Calle Real.The government has been unable to provide enough tents for all the refugees.And is it reasonable to expect the refugees to go back?Mandela mustered encouragement for the refugees, who are mostly Hutu.Most of the refugees from the former war zone have now been sent back.refugee campsOver 100 more Tamils were reportedly killed in further reprisals against refugee camps and villages on Aug. 12-14.Many are still facing the uncertainty of life in refugee camps a year after leaving their homes.In the internal refugee camps, they helped in nursery care and literacy programmes.Other demonstrations were reported in Jabalya and Al Shate refugee camps.These built up their strength through youth organizations, clubs and activity centres in the refugee camps and towns.
Origin refugee (1600-1700) French réfugié, past participle of réfugier to take refuge, from Latin refugium; REFUGE