- refsum's disease,
- refugee capital,
Origin of refugee
Examples from the Web for refugees
Instead, spa hotels filled up with over 30,000 refugees from the war-troubled Donbas region of eastern Ukraine.
Some refugees wait for days on the ships before setting sail.
They are not the actual traffickers, Yazbek says, so generally the other refugees protect their identity.
Yazbek tells The Daily Beast that the traffickers guarantee their service, and they treat the Syrian refugees with respect.
The Daily Beast has followed some of the refugees who landed in Sicily a month ago.
Jus' 'fore freedom come, de new overseer am 'structed to take us to Texas and takes us to Kaufman County and we is refugees dere.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
Some of the aristocratic Zurich families of to-day trace their origin to these Locarno refugees.The Story of Switzerland|Lina Hug
The further fate of these refugees we shall have occasion to trace hereafter.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 1|Henry Charles Lea
In the morning the refugees were again fed and provided with blankets by the expeditionary force from its already slender store.The Spirit Lake Massacre|Thomas Teakle
The discussion must have unsettled the convictions of the refugees.The Anglo-French Entente in the Seventeenth Century|Charles Bastide
- a person who has fled from some danger or problem, esp political persecutionrefugees from Rwanda
- (as modifier)a refugee camp; a refugee problem
1680s, from French refugié, noun use of past participle of refugier "to take shelter, protect," from Old French refuge (see refuge). First applied to French Huguenots who migrated after the revocation (1685) of the Edict of Nantes. The word meant "one seeking asylum," till 1914, when it evolved to mean "one fleeing home" (first applied in this sense to civilians in Flanders heading west to escape fighting in World War I). In Australian slang from World War II, reffo.
People who flee a nation, often to escape punishment for their political affiliations or for political dissent.