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Migration and Home Affairs


In the global context, persons or groups of persons who have been forced or obliged to flee or to leave their homes or places of habitual residence, either across an international border or within a State, in particular as a result of or in order to avoid the effects of armed conflict, situations of generalized violence, violations of human rights or natural or human-made disasters.

In the EU context, a third-country national or stateless person who has had to leave their country or region of origin, or has been evacuated, particularly in response to an appeal by international organisations, and is unable to return in safe and durable conditions because of the situation prevailing in that country, who may fall within the scope of Art. 1A of the Geneva Refugee Convention and Protocol or other international or national instruments giving international protection, in particular:
(i) persons who have fled areas of armed conflict or endemic violence;
(ii) persons at serious risk of, or who have been the victim of, systematic or generalised violations of their human rights.


Global context: IOM Glossary on Migration, 2019

EU-context: Art. 2(c) of Council Directive 2001/55/EC (Temporary Protection Directive)


  • BG: разселено лице
  • CS: vysídlená osoba
  • DE: Vertriebener
  • EL: εκτοπισθείς
  • EN: displaced person
  • ES: población desplazada
  • ET: ümberasustatud isik
  • FI: siirtymään joutunut henkilö
  • FR: personne déplacée
  • GA: duine easáitithe
  • HR: raseljena osoba
  • HU: lakóhelyét elhagyni kényszerült személy
  • IT: sfollato
  • LT: perkeltasis asmuo
  • LV: pārvietota persona
  • MT: Persuna spostata / li kellha tħalli darha
  • NL: ontheemde
  • PL: osoba przesiedlona
  • PT: deslocado
  • RO: persoană strămutată
  • SK: vysídlená osoba / vysídlenec (EU acquis); odídenec
  • SL: razseljena oseba
  • SV: fördriven person
  • NO: fordrevet person (b); fordriven person (n)
  • KA: გადაადგილებული პირი
  • UK: переміщена особа
  • HY: տեղահանված անձ

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