refugee


refugee
noun
ADJECTIVE
genuine
would-be (esp. BrE)

the government's strategy in dealing with would-be refugees

former, returning
displaced, homeless (both esp. AmE)

A flood of displaced refugees fled west.

economic, environmental, political, war

Many claimed to be environmental refugees, leaving for the sake of their health.

civilian
child
VERB + REFUGEE
qualify as (esp. BrE)

Those who did not qualify as refugees were returned to their home countries.

be considered (as)

They should be considered economic refugees.

accept, repatriate, resettle, take, take in

The government has agreed to take only 150 refugees.

expel, return
take back
house
assist, help
REFUGEE + VERB
flee sth

refugees fleeing political persecution

be displaced

refugees displaced by the civil war

arrive
flood, flow, pour

Hundreds of refugees are pouring over the border.

live

refugees living in camps along the border

return
REFUGEE + NOUN
crisis, issue, problem, question, situation
flows (AmE), movement

The refugee flows alone would be a huge upheaval.

resettlement
programme/program
status

She has been refused refugee status.

He does not qualify for refugee status.

claim
agency, group, organization, worker
camp, centre/center

He was born in a refugee camp.

children, community, family, population
PREPOSITION
among refugee

Unemployment among the refugees has risen sharply.

refugee from

refugees from civil wars

PHRASES
a flood of refugees, a influx of refugees

a new influx of refugees from the combat zone

the flow of refugees
the plight of refugees
the return of refugees

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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