SETTING THESAURUS

REFUGEE CAMP



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
A fenced-in area with security gates
Dry and sandy ground
Flags flying
Dwellings local to the area (thatched huts with tarp roofs, mud huts, a labyrinth of makeshift tents, rows of tin or cinderblock shacks)
A registration building (with desks, computers, office supplies)
A large tent for food storage
Other storage areas where rations are distributed (clothing, bedding, heating materials)
A hospital (with rows of cots, mosquito netting, bedding, bins of medical supplies)
A playground or small open field
Communal toilet facilities
Fires burning in pits
Plastic jugs and bottles of water
Empty buckets and baskets
Large bowls for washing clothes or food
Pots and pans
Clothing hanging to dry on roofs or bushes
A pumping system where refugees can fill up water jugs
People walking on foot or riding bicycles
Wooden wagons drawn by refugees that carry supplies around the camp
Trucks arriving piled high with bags of food (flour, rice, wheat, lentils) and medical supplies
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