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 ?
The treatment and rehabilitation costs of the victims, the inability to repatriate refugees and internally displaced persons, the economic disruption from unusable farm land, disruption of markets and slaughtering of livestock, and a wide variety of environmental problems associated with mined areas combine to add a staggering burden to many countries.
Immediately following the invasion, the Council of Ministers of Cyprus approved the introduction of a scheme for war victims and persons displaced from areas occupied by the Turkish armed forces, according to which displaced persons were entitled to refugee cards.
Islamabad, July 13 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday said the entire focus of the government will now shift to the rehabilitation of displaced persons and rebuilding of the damaged infrastructure in Malakand Division.
But the tour of some of the communities in Logo local government on Monday with the force commander of Operation Whirl Stroke shown that thousands of displaced persons have returned to their ancestral homes.
SOUNDBITE (Russian) Liudmila Gulenko, displaced person:
PESHAWAR -- Leaders of JamaateIslami, FATA chapter on Tuesday said the government and departments concerned had left the displaced persons of Bara Khyber Agency on the mercy of Allah Almighty and their miseries were increasing day to day.
SOUNDBITE (Nuer) Chaputab internally displaced person:
A Displaced Person: The Later Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin rounds out Vladimir Voinovich's iconic trilogy about the misadventures of a Red Army soldier in World War II.
SOUNDBITE: MARGARET NYAMBURA, Internally displaced person, Tumaini Camp (swahili)
Note: Not all displaced persons are in refugee camps.
Under the aegis of Sudanese diplomat Francis Deng, the United Nations developed the Guiding Principles in 1998, since the existing international treaties mentioned above all contained gaps in coverage, especially for internally displaced persons. The effort was undertaken in part because of the more than 50 million people worldwide who have been internally uprooted by conflicts and natural disasters.
This ship had hundreds of displaced persons from the Continent.

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