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Definition of Refugee

Refugee

  1. One who flees to a shelter, or place of safety.
  2. Especially, one who, in times of persecution or political commotion, flees to a foreign power or country for safety; as, the French refugees who left France after the revocation of the edict of Nantes.
If I was in a refugee camp somewhere on the Pakistani border, of course I'd want to come to Australia.
Tony Abbott

I was a political refugee living in Venezuela. I had a job that was twelve hours a day, no money. It was a hard time.
Isabel Allende

I have been a foreigner all my life, first as a daughter of diplomats, then as a political refugee and now as an immigrant in the U.S. I have had to leave everything behind and start anew several times, and I have lost most of my extended family.
Isabel Allende

People have been born in refugee camps and they are getting tired of that.
Javier Bardem

I hope that Americans will give careful and well-informed thought to root causes and historical realities, in which case I think they will question why a supposedly 'legitimate' state such as Israel has had to conduct decades of war against a subject refugee population without ever achieving its goals.
Ismail Haniyeh

Refugee Translations

refugee in Dutch is vluchteling, uitgewekene
refugee in Italian is profugo
refugee in Spanish is profugo, refugiado
refugee in Swedish is flykting

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