forced movement

Definition

Opposite of voluntary migration. Migration is the movement of a person or a group of persons, either across a recognized international border, or within a State. Forced migration refers to asylum-seekers, refugees and internally displaced persons. It may be the result of, e.g., conflict, human rights violations, state fragility, development policies and projects, and natural and man-made disasters.

Broader terms

relocation

Narrower terms

environmental migrant