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Synonyms for refugee

one who flees, as from home, confinement, captivity, or justice

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an exile who flees for safety

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Health bosses have admitted they are rethinking the way asylum-seekers are dealt with following an influx of refugees into the city.
The last time there were more than 1,000 asylum-seekers being put up in Cardiff since March was in 2010.
Indonesia is an important transit country for asylum-seekers in Southeast Asia, as it is seen as the closest stepping-stone to Australia.
Second, asylum-seekers do not receive benefits in excess of residents.
Thirdly, contrary to popular belief, asylum-seekers are unable to claim benefits such as working tax credit or child benefit, and receive only NASS allowance equivalent to around pounds 35 a week.
But the nationwide poll, which quizzed 1,000 people also reveals a wind of change in Ireland's attitude towards asylum-seekers.
Undoubtedly there would have been a larger percentage of refused services if not for these initiatives, and indeed anecdotal evidence from other states around Australia indicates a less coordinated approach to community-based asylum-seeker health and far fewer services available.
Speaking at a demonstration to mark the 10th anniversary of the Campsfield detention centre in Oxfordshire, he argued that too much was focused on reducing the numbers of asylum-seekers.
He questioned the policy of relocating asylum-seekers and refugees away from areas of high concentration to other areas of the country.
ASYLUM-SEEKER numbers have dropped by about a third because of tough new rules, the Government claimed yesterday.
THE Conservatives' Welsh leader yesterday claimed Britain was being ``swamped'' by asylum-seekers.
Thirty-six North Korean asylum-seekers who had sheltered in a German school in Beijing and in the South Korean consulate, also in the Chinese capital, arrived in South Korea via third countries early Thursday.
But the 37 asylum-seekers want to remain in Liverpool and when a coach arrived in Everton to take them to their new accommodation they asked for more time to allow them to speak to their solicitors.
HUMAN RIGHTS CONCERNS Israel has been reluctant to grant asylum-seekers legal standing within its borders amid fears it would spark a fresh exodus of migrants.
UNHCR has urged states participating in the Dublin Regulation to temporarily suspend transfers of asylum-seekers back to Bulgaria, saying they risk inhuman or degrading treatment.