displaced person


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displaced person:

see refugeerefugee,
one who leaves one's native land either because of expulsion or to escape persecution. The legal problem of accepting refugees is discussed under asylum; this article considers only mass dislocations and the organizations that help refugees.
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displaced person

a person forced from his home or country, esp by war or revolution
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On one way, the governor KP has imposed fine on Sipah tribe but on the other side; he announced that all displaced persons of Khyber Orakzai, Kurram, North and South Waziristan agencies would be returned simultaneously to their homes, he criticized.
should therefore be at the international community and the United Nations a more serious work in fundraising and aid to refugees and displaced persons.
UNHCR's kits of core relief items have reached two million internally displaced persons inside Syria so far this year, which represents two-thirds of the three million people UNHCR plans to support by year-end.
The Special Rapporteur called upon all Syrian authorities and parties to the conflict to ensure respect for international law, including human rights and humanitarian law, in all circumstances, so as to protect and assist internally displaced persons (IDPs), and prevent conditions that may lead to further forced internal displacement of persons.
The complexity of the internal displacement situation in Iraq requires stronger efforts by the Government and the international community to protect the human rights of displaced persons, address their immediate needs and find durable solutions to end their displacement.
A joint statement issued after bilateral talks at Hyderabad House in New Delhi this afternoon said: "Both the leaders announced a major initiative to undertake a programme of construction of 50,000 houses for Internally Displaced Persons in the Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka.
Drilling a borehole to provide both displaced persons and host communities with clean water.
For example, refugees are protected by the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, whereas internally displaced persons are not.
In 1947, thousands of displaced persons in Europe, in the aftermath of WWII, were fleeing to Israel which was at that time run by Britain.
The United States now has several hundred thousand displaced persons living in temporary encampments and shelters.
Genrich and Maria first met in 1947 at a Displaced Persons Camp in Germany.
Pan Montib, the protest leader, said they will block the Tak-Mae Sot highway, the expected route to transport the dissidents from the Maneeloy holding center in Ratchaburi Province to Mae Sot's Ban Um-piam-mai camp for displaced persons Thursday.