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It would mean we could settle in another country as refugees. The Sun (2016)Charities have been calling for the camp to be given official status to protect refugees and ensure basic standards. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is not cynical, rather an acceptance of the evidence that many claiming refugee status are economic migrants. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He then poured more aid than any nation bar America into the refugee camps where help is most needed. The Sun (2016) War refugees have grit. The Sun (2016)He said that for most refugees fleeing their homeland was not about seeking better jobs but 'a question of life or death '. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Refugee status should be determined on an individual basis. Refugees in the Age of Total War (1988)Nations in the region could say to their people that the refugees were a temporary issue. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet it is very hard to prove in which country a refugee first arrived. Times, Sunday Times (2011)For the first time it also became necessary to determine refugee status on an individual basis. Refugees in the Age of Total War (1988)Refugee problems remained of secondary importance to wider issues of impending war. Refugees in the Age of Total War (1988)One would focus on processing asylum requests in refugee camps near the war zones from which refugees are fleeing. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But she refuses to leave unless the refugees she has been treating are brought out of the country as well. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Now you might say that asking a refugee fleeing persecution to hand over $50,000 is callous. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Yet refugees trying to flee in boats to Italy were turned back. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)Then once again the inhuman becomes human as the men are unwrapped in the male refugee camp and play football in the yard. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Hundreds of refugees leave daily on ferries to Athens after receiving their documents. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And we protect the hundreds of thousands of innocent refugees in our country who do not deserve to be lumped together with criminals. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Europe has itself endured the horrors of war, persecution and mass refugee flows. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Above all, these refugees from war must be given the chance to work. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Since 1928 an international organization has determined refugee status more or less continuously. Refugees in the Age of Total War (1988)Treating people as refugees isn't being politically correct. The Sun (2015)All three have refugee status or leave to remain in Britain. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'refugee'
British English: refugee /ˌrɛfjʊˈdʒiː/ NOUN
Refugees are people who have been forced to leave their country because there is a war there or because of their political or religious beliefs.
- American English: refugee
- Arabic: لاجِئ
- Brazilian Portuguese: refugiado
- Chinese: 难民
- Croatian: izbjeglica
- Czech: uprchlík
- Danish: flygtning
- Dutch: vluchteling
- European Spanish: refugiado
- Finnish: pakolainen
- French: réfugié
- German: Flüchtling
- Greek: πρόσφυγας
- Italian: rifugiato
- Japanese: 避難者
- Korean: 난민
- Norwegian: flyktning
- Polish: uchodźca
- European Portuguese: refugiado
- Romanian: refugiat
- Russian: беженец
- Spanish: refugiado
- Swedish: flykting
- Thai: ผู้ลี้ภัย
- Turkish: sığınmacı
- Ukrainian: біженець
- Vietnamese: người tị nạn
Definition of refugee from the Collins English Dictionary
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