French Protestants called Huguenots, who fled to England in 1685 after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, were the first people to be called refugees. The word derives from the French refugier, "to take refuge."
A person who has to leave their home because of war or prosecution and tries to find shelter in another country.
That refugee ran from the war in his country.
The correct definition of a 'refugee' is a person who is outside the country of their nationality, and is unable to or unwilling to avail him/herself of the protection of that country due to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion.
The latest use for the word refugee arrived in 2005 after hurricane katrina, when due to a natural disaster, the citizens of the gulf coast lost citizenship of the u.s. and aparently became outsiders.
"i lost my house, my family, my life, and my city...help me"- us
"shut up stupid refugee"-government
a person trying to escape from a country that is in war. refugees can go to locations near to the war site such as cypris to get away from the bombing of there village.
refugees 5729 is coming to america after staying at her camp named karihan.
A person displaced in some way by the 'free market' (civil war, lack of jobs, occupation, unfortunate enough to be born near oil etc) who is refused entry into the countries that benefit from the destruction of their homeland.
Everyone from the New Orleans region that left to other cities (including Houston,TX)and usually screwed the infrastructure up!
Dang refugee (s)....they screwed Houston up so much after arriving I left IAH only four months after arrival!
The concept of "refugee" is an excuse for bigots and racists to espouse their views and to think their ideas are legitimate - in a way that is no longer tolerated when expressed about their colleagues and neighbours.
I'm not racist but refugees...