A migrant who fled because of economic hardship is an economic migrant. A special sub-set of this is development-induced displacement, in which the forced migrant was forced out their home because of economically-driven projects like that of the Three Gorges Dam in China and various Indian dams. The internally displaced person generally refers to one who is forced to migrate for reasons other than economic conditions, such as war or persecution. There is a body of opinion that holds that persons subject to development-induced displacement should have greater legal protection than that granted economic migrants.
Persons are often displaced due to natural or man-made disasters. No specific international legal instrument applies to such individuals, though their welfare remains the responsibility of the state to which they are citizens. Foreign nations often offer disaster relief to mitigate the effects of such disaster displacement.
Following the effects of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the term "refugee" was sometimes used to describe people displaced by the storm and the aftereffects. There was an outcry that the term should not be used to describe Americans displaced within their own county, and the term "evacuee" was substituted in its place .
Radical Orthodoxy - A Respectable Widow.(From "The Displaced Person," A Good Man Is Hard to Find)(Brief Article)(Short Story)(Excerpt)
May 01, 2001; From "The Displaced Person," A Good Man Is Hard to Find (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1953). The priest let his eyes wander toward...