refugees
for the purposes of the United Nations, refugees are persons who, having left their country, be determined to have a well-founded fear of persecution on certain specific grounds or are unable to avail themselves of the protection of the government of their state or origin.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


refugees
Individuals who leave their native country for social, political, or religious reasons, or who are forced to leave as a result of any type of disaster, including war, political upheaval, and famine.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


refugees
Individuals who leave their native country for social, political, or religious reasons, or who are forced to leave as a result of any type of disaster, including war, political upheaval, and famine.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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