REPORTS

Palestine
Palestine

As of 2014, some 5 million refugees from Palestine are registered with the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) within its five areas of operation, the Gaza Strip, West Bank, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. About 1,240,082 Palestine refugees live in the Gaza Strip and 754,411 in the West Bank. In total this means that nearly three quarters of the total population in the Gaza Strip and over one quarter of the total population in the West Bank are registered with UNRWA.

Estimates suggest that there are about 286,000 internally displaced persons in the Occupied Palestine. These figures not only included residents of the area who where displaced within the Gaza Strip and West Bank following the Israeli occupation 1967, but also some already displaced and recognised as Palestine Refugees by UNRWA as long as they were displaced again within Occupied Palestine.

According to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) approximately 110,000 were displaced within the Gaza Strip during July 8 2014 and August 26 2014, as a result of the most recent Israeli military operation “Protective Edge”.