- "Dealing with the refugees of this war needs to be our number one priority."
- ―Padmé Amidala, to Bail Organa
A refugee was any individual who had been forced to leave his or her home in order to escape war, persecution, or a natural disaster. Left to their own devices, such displaced populations sometimes risked enslavement at the hands of unscrupulous individuals. During the Clone Wars, a growing number of sentients across the galaxy found themselves in that situation, which prompted Bail Organa of Alderaan to organize a conference addressing the issue.