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Refugee

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A refugee, generally speaking, is a displaced person who has been forced to cross national boundaries and who cannot return home safely. Such a person may be called an asylum seeker until granted refugee status by the contracting state or the UNHCR if they formally make a claim for asylum. The lead international agency coordinating refugee protection is the United Nations Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The United Nations have a second Office for refugees, the UNRWA, which is solely responsible for supporting the large majority of Palestinian refugees.
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    • Etymology and usage 

    • Definitions 

    • History 

    • League of Nations 

    • 1933 (rise of Nazism) to 1944 

    • Post-World War II population transfers 

    • Refugee studies 

    • UN Refugee Agency 

    • Refugee camp 

    • Third country resettlement 

    • Internally displaced person 

    • Refugee status determination 

    • Refugee rights 

    • Right of return 

    • Right to family reunification 

    • Right to travel 

    • World Refugee Day 

    • Protracted displacement 

    • PTSD 

    • Malaria 

    • Access to healthcare services 

    • Exploitation 

    • Crime 

    • Employment 

    • Education 

    • Obstacles 

    • Overcoming obstacles 

    • Cultural differences 

    • Refugee crisis