Gone

By Claire Rehome

There are many Palestine child/teen refugees, it is a problem because they should be able to feel safe in their own home.

Nakba

There are many reasons why Palestinians fled their country. One reason is because of the war of 1967 where Israel attacked Syria, Jordan, Palestine, and Egypt. Another reason could be the war of 1948, Israel's war of independence. In all 75% of Palestinians were either removed or taken from their homes/ gathering places by Israeli military forces or they decided to flee. Also 5% of Palestinians left because of Arab forces' request. The fleeing of Palestinians is known as Nakba. There in all are about 4.6 million displaced.


(nmhthorson.com, 2009)

(irinnews.com,2013)

Where are They Now

Many Palestinians fled their country because of war, this is most likely where they ended up here are some facts about where they are now.

Jordan

  • 1.5 million refugees
  • All citizens except for 120,000 who are from the Gaza Strip
  • 10 official camps, 3 nonofficial camps


Lebanon

  • 425,000 registered
  • 12 official camps
  • not allowed to be in public social services
  • banned from 20 jobs
  • limited to health and education services
  • 3,000 unregistered


Syria

  • 427,000 refugees
  • 9 official camps, 3 unofficial camps
  • have citizen rights (same as Syrians)


Gaza

  • 1.1 million out of population of 1.5 million are refugees
  • 8 official camps
  • blocked from Gaza Strip, cause economic problems, restricted military conflict


West Bank

  • 779,000 registered
  • 19 over crowded/poorly served camps
  • occupation and military check points, strain on economy


Israel

  • displaced in 1948, but 335,204 live on the boarders
  • have citizenship
  • can not go back to their home towns or villages


Egypt

  • 1948, 1956, 1957, wars came
  • 50,000 can't register or have permanent residence rights
  • no UNRWA in Egypt


Iraq

  • in 2006 there were 34,000 now there are 11,544
  • targeted and killed by militia
  • fled from the U.S. invasion
  • now flee to Syria and Jordan


(irinnews.com, 2013)

The UNRWA

The UNRWA focuses on education, health, relief, and social services, and microfinance. They focus their relief efforts on West Bank, the Gaza Strip, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. It was established December, 1949, and have been working ever since.


(UNRWA.org, 2013)

Work Sited

"Humanitarian News and Analysis." IRINnews. Web. 25 Apr. 2013.


", Ted Thornton, NMH, History of Middle East Database." History of Middle East Database. Web. 25 Apr. 2013.


"UNRWA." UNRWA. Web. 25 Apr. 2013.

You Can Help

UNRWA Representative Office, Washington, DC

Head Representative Office, Matthew Reynolds