Dreaming of needing refuge suggests the need for some kind of sanctuary for the spirit. Spiritually, dreaming of being a refugee indicates that we are trying to escape from some anxiety or terror or from some authority greater than ourselves.
Psychological / emotional perspective: If in dreams we are conscious of a place being a refuge, we can assume that we are temporarily emotionally secure. Dreaming of giving refuge indicates that we are capable of offering others that security.
Material aspects: In more mundane terms only those who have been refugees themselves can know what it truly feels like, so any dream of being a refugee is going to be a dramatization of our circumstances. We need to identify the feeling and deal with it. Being in a refugee camp in dreams will highlight our feelings of displacement.