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  • She was a Tutsi refugee from Rwanda.
  • We’re asking for humanitarian aid to assist and resettle the refugees.
  • Refugees from the now occupied blocks are streaming toward the Capitol’s center.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • The family are refugees and have no medical records.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United

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  • Maybe she saw me as a needy refugee from the war
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed
  • For many months now she had been a refugee, traveling west from Saigon with her two aunts.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • Mattie used to talk about the Underground Railroad, by which she meant these churches and the people who carried refugees between them,
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • Rowan welcomes refugees and new arrivals every day.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • My head was in the closet, trying to find something to wear that didn’t make me look like a refugee.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • It’s maddening, for there seems to be no end in sight to this relentless underground railroad of refugees.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind

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  • A refugee.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • Another rain refugee flees south.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • One of them had written an essay about being a refugee from Laos.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • We had several months’ worth of supplies—or less, depending upon how many more refugees wandered into camp.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • By the time the refugees took shelter in the old house, the wheat was dead, killed by the hard fist of a deep frost.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • It looked like pictures she’d seen of Hooverville or some makeshift refugee settlement.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Through the Malala Fund, I decided to advocate for the education of Syrian refugees in Jordan.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • And then he ran off and left us to hide in that house like refugees while he galavanted around America, playing hero!
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • It was a home for refugee kids?
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • The day belongs to the refugees and raid gangs.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Often, growers evicted the strikers from their labor camps, forcing many to live together in makeshift refugee camps, sometimes on farms on the outskirts of towns.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • Refugees — people trying to escape the Nazis — started appearing at the Bradys’ door, asking for money, food and shelter.
    Karen Levine  --  Hana’s Suitcase
  • But most of the refugees were boys and young men who had run away from their villages when the war came.
    Linda Sue Park  --  A Long Walk to Water
  • The Polish government was intent on proving that it was as antisemitic as the Nazis and so refused to grant the refugees permission to reenter their homeland.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • (Stem and Nora’s furniture was left behind for the renters, a family of Iraqi refugees sponsored by Nora’s church.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Welcome, Refugees from Ember!
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • He imagines two or three dozen listeners up and down the coast—maybe more tuning in out at sea, captain’s sets on free ships hauling tomatoes or refugees or guns—Englishmen who expect the numbers but not the music, who must wonder: Why?
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Clay Whitaker is chasing me on my way to first period on Thursday, hair as disheveled as his clothes, looking every bit a refugee from the Island of Misfit Boys.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • On the edge of Haarlem was a truck farm that hid refugees for short periods of time.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Like me, they were migrants from the east and refugees from their own community.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • His patients included many old-time immigrants or more recent Jewish refugees.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • It was what you called refugees from Europe, and those who were stupid and uncouth and did not fit in.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • The city swelled by the hour with Loyalist refugees who wanted to live under the protection of British cannons.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • All around them were refugees from San Francisco.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906
  • A stint with Islamic Relief, working in refugee camps in Kurdistan.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Numbly, like a refugee, I waited under the sleazy fluorescents as the clerk looked at the card at a number of different angles and in different lights, at length finding it genuine.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • And soon, it will be the sanctuary of every Red refugee fleeing the king’s new punishments.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • Introduce me to your fellow refugees, then.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • One very good one of a ship full of refugees being bombed somewhere in the Mediterranean.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Absently, she watches images of airlifted South Vietnamese refugees arriving in Guam.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • One million Afghans fled the country as refugees.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • The gasoline refugee.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • The men were loaded onto a train and taken across Japan, through sad rivers of refugees.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • He tells of another refugee: the baby Jesus, whose family had to flee the land of Israel and go to Egypt after an angel told Joseph they were in danger.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Anyway, what I gathered was that your friend was in a lorry full of refugees, twenty-three of them, all headed for Peshawar.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Some of the refugees were exchanging news with the people on the omnibuses.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • There’s nothing like living as a refugee in one’s own country to turn a generous soul into a hard little fist.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • THE LITTLE CONVENT One of these refugees found herself almost at home.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • ONCE MY EYES ADJUSTED to the dark, I counted about thirty refugees in that basement.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • I wanted to say, Because I just want to be normal for a little while—not a refugee girl looking for her mother, but a regular girl paying a summer visit to Tiburon, South Carolina.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
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