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A refugee is a person who has been forced to leave their home in order to escape one of the many wars, persecutions or natural disasters constantly happening on Azeroth, Outland and alternate Draenor.
Exodus of Stormwind
The First War transformed the prosperous and idyllic kingdom of Stormwind into a field of smoking ruins. The cities of Grand Hamlet, Moonbrook and Goldshire all got sacked by the Orcish Horde on their path of destruction to Stormwind City, and when King Llane fell sir Anduin Lothar had no other choice than to declare the war lost and save what remained by gathering the tattered remnants of the army and as many civilians as he could to lead them in a desperate retreat across the Great Sea. While battling through the overrun streets to reach the city's harbor many lives were lost, including Queen Taria Wrynn.
Among the refugees were the young Prince Varian Wrynn, heir to the throne of Stormwind, lady Mara Fordragon, the High Clerist that would become the patron of the displaced people of the kingdom, knight Gavinrad and the mage Khadgar.
The orcish hunter called Zigris became infamous for tracking down Stormwind refugees and slaughtering them for sport.
After their tumultuous escape by boats the Stormwind refugees eventually landed on the coast of Lordaeron, near the village of Southshore. Marshal Marcus Redpath greeted them and sent a rider to alert King Terenas of their arrival.
In Warcraft II.
Path of the Damned
The citizens of Lordaeron who survived the loss of their kingdom at the hands of the Scourge and Burning Legion fled for their lives. Some of them tried to enter the nearby kingdom of Gilneas but were stopped by the Greymane Wall, others were personally slaughtered by Arthas.
The Burning Crusade
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Wrath of the Lich King
This section concerns content related to Wrath of the Lich King.
During the events of the war against the Lich King, the Horde helped the Taunka of Westwind Refugee Camp. Not too long after, the battle for the Undercity forced many Forsaken to flee to Orgrimmar for their lives.
This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.
The natural disasters of the Cataclysm destroyed several coastal cities, and the people of Gilneas had to seek for refuge in the territories of their kaldorei allies due to the Forsaken invasion. The people of the Hillsbrad Foothills also had to leave their plagued homes, and the people of Auberdine regrouped themselves in a refugee camp just outside the ruins of their city. After the Cataclysm rumors had spread that the draenei withstood the breaking of the world, and as such desperate humans thought that refuge could be found on Azuremyst Isle.
Mists of Pandaria
This section concerns content related to Mists of Pandaria.
Some Horde civilians had to leave their capital city because of the civil war and the consequent Siege of Orgrimmar.
Battle for Azeroth
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- Felix Whindlebolt - Dun Morogh
- Falfindel Waywarder - Feralas
- Kirrik the Awakened - Terokkar Forest
- Mekeda - Terokkar Forest
- Soolaveen - Terokkar Forest
- Ethan - Terokkar Forest
- Miihi - Terokkar Forest
- Miiji - Terokkar Forest
- Aimi - Terokkar Forest
- Skraa - Terokkar Forest
- Ruogo - Terokkar Forest
- Morula - Terokkar Forest
- Siflaed Coldhammer - Terokkar Forest
- Elder Tsulan - Kun-Lai Summit
- Elder Shiao - Kun-Lai Summit
- Clog Den - Vale of Eternal Blossoms
- Chan Hoi-San - Vale of Eternal Blossoms
- Jong Ming-Yiu - Vale of Eternal Blossoms
- Refugee Lo'nash - Frostwall
- Haggard Refugee - Silverpine Forest
- Sickly Refugee - Silverpine Forest
- Draenei Refugee - Blasted Lands
- Broken Refugee - Shattrath
- Dwarf Refugee - Shattrath
- High Elf Refugee - Shattrath
- Injured Refugee - Shattrath
- Lost One Refugee - Shattrath
- Mag'har Refugee - Shattrath
- Orc Refugee - Shattrath
- Peasant Refugee - Shattrath
- Refugee Child - Shattrath
- Refugee Kid - Shattrath
- Human Refugee - Terokkar Forest
- Shattrath Refugee - Terokkar Forest
- Skettis Refugee - Terokkar Forest
- Sporeling Refugee - Terokkar Forest
- Caravan Defender - Terokkar Forest
- Bleeding Hollow Refugee - Nagrand
- Sunspring Post Refugee - Nagrand
- Iskaal Refugee - Howling Fjord
- Taunka'le Refugee - Dragonblight
- Forsaken Refugee - Durotar
- Injured Drakkari Refugee - Grizzly Hills
- Gilneas Refugee - Teldrassil
- Gilnean Refugee - Darnassus
- Auberdine Refugee - Darkshore
- Greymist Refugee - Darkshore
- Hillsbrad Refugee - Silverpine Forest
- Taurajo Refugee - Southern Barrens
- Freewind Post Refugee - Feralas
- Steamwheedle Refugee - Tanaris
- Gurubashi Refugee - Zul'gurub
- Inkgill Refugee - Kun-Lai Summit
- Kun-Lai Refugee - Kun-Lai Summit
- Palewind Refugee - Townlong Steppes
- Sunreaver Refugee - Purge of Dalaran
- Orgrimmar Refugee - Durotar
- Gai-Cho Refugee - Siege of Orgrimmar
- Dragonspawn Refugee - Upper Blackrock Spire
- Aruuna Refugee - Talador
- Telmor Refugee - Talador
- Tuurem Refugee - Talador
- Val'sharah Refugee
- Fevered Val'sharah Refugee
- Suramar Refugee
- Desperate Refugee
- Frightened Refugee
- Terrified Refugee
- Darnassian Refugee
- Displaced Gilnean Refugee
- Wounded Refugee