at a refugee/refuge camp

swayingrass

Banned
Taiwanese
Practicing medicine at a refugee/refuge camp was an unforgettable experience.

Hi,
Do both refugee and refuge fit in the above and mean about the same to you? Thanks.
 
  • cycloneviv

    Senior Member
    English - Australia
    Thanks for telling us what you think, swayingrass. :)

    I can see why you might be confused. A refugee camp is a camp for refugees; a camp in which refugees stay.

    Of course, it sounds reasonable to say that it would be a camp for refuge; in which refugees find refuge, but the "set term" is "refugee camp".

    I hope that helps. :)
     
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