displaced person

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displaced person

n.
One who has been driven from one's homeland or place of residence by war, internal upheaval, or natural disaster.

displaced person

n
(Social Welfare) a person forced from his or her home or country, esp by war or revolution. Abbreviation: DP

displaced′ per′son


n.
a person driven or expelled from his or her homeland by war, famine, tyranny, etc. Abbr.: DP, D.P.
[1940–45]

displaced person

A civilian who is involuntarily outside the national boundaries of his or her country. See also evacuee; refugee.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.displaced person - a person forced to flee from home or country
refugee - an exile who flees for safety
Translations
مُرَحَّل، مُشَرَّد عَن وَطَنِهِ
vysídlenec
fordrevet menneske
hontalan személy
uppflosnaîur maîur; flóttamaîur
vysídlenec

displaced person

[dɪsˈpleɪsdˈpɜːsn] n (Pol) → profugo/a

displace

(disˈpleis) verb
1. to disarrange or put out of place.
2. to take the place of. The dog had displaced her doll in the little girl's affections.
disˈplacement noun
displaced person
a person forced to leave his own country as a result of war etc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Failure to support locally-defined and led approaches would likely lead to return/repatriation/resettlement strategies that provide options for forced migrant families to "test the water", rather than a clear pathway to durable solutions.
It is important for counselors to know whether the client is a voluntary immigrant or a forced migrant (refugee, asylee, or asylum seeker).
The 'memory box', in which forced migrant workers from the countryside carried artefacts to remind them of home, forms the basis for a building which is in itself one huge memory box.
There is much to be learnt from such global citizens about the main problems of globalisation, what the new forced migrant wants and how such persons think they can get it.
This article argues that the re-storying of forced migrant experiences is primarily the remembering or forgetting of personal episodes of displacement, whereby the narrators represent themselves as victims at home and heroes during flight to exile.
The migrant, especially the forced migrant, is a traveler, a person on a journey-tired, thirsty, weary, fearful," Tagle said.
Most of the forced migrant households in the sample are living in single rooms in the camps.
In particular, the successful sealing off of traditional urban crossing areas by the Border Patrol has forced migrant families to attempt to walk across lethal desert terrain of Arizona.
Furthermore, the forced migrant creates a dilemma in how aesthetic expression is displayed, as their forms of expression cannot be squarely identified with one state or another.
Names and identifying details for all of my research participants have been changed for confidentiality and to reflect the real risks associated with living as a Sudanese forced migrant in Egypt.
While it is not uncommon for humanitarian organizations, such as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), to implement information campaigns about forced migrant rights, the assistance available to them, and options for the future, these efforts often meet unintended consequences.
Should the refugees accommodate the bureaucratic categories adopted by the international refugee regime or should institutional approaches be revised to be more responsive to the experiences and needs of forced migrant populations?