“The Palestinian refugee issue is the largest and longest-lasting refugee
crises in the world. Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, in comparison to
refugees in other Arab countries, are almost entirely dependent on the
United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) as their main relief
and major employer due to the many employment restrictions that
hinder them from becoming self-sufficient.
750,000 Palestinians became refugees after being forced into exile
during the Nakba, catastrophe, from 1947 to 1949.
350,000 Palestinians forced into exile during the Six Day War in 1967.
9 MILLION Palestinian refugees and Internally Displaced Persons
40 PERCENT of the world’s refugees today are Palestinian.
74 PERCENT of today’s Palestinian population is refugees.
80 PERCENT of all Palestinian refugees live outside camps operated
by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).
4.6 MILLION refugees are registered with UNRWA.”