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Palestinian Refugee Camps:

UNRWA provides assistance, protection and advocacy for some 4.8 million registered Palestine refugees in Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon.

One-third of the registered Palestine refugees, more than 1.4 million, live in 58 refugee camps.

Palestinian Refugee Camps Locations:

Palestinian Refugee Camps in Gaza Strip

The Gaza Strip is home to more than one million Palestinian refugees, with almost half living in one of eight refugee camps. The refugee camps have one of the highest population densities in the world. For example, over 82,000 refugees live in Beach camp, whose area is less than one square kilometre.

Palestinian Refugee Camps in the West Bank

The West Bank is home to 771,000 registered refugees, around a quarter of whom live in 19 camps. Most of the others live in West Bank towns and villages. Some camps are located next to major towns and others are in rural areas.

Palestinian Refugee Camps in Jordan

More than 2 million Palestine refugees live in Jordan. There are ten official and three unofficial camps, with other refugees living near the camps. They all live under similar socio-economic conditions.

Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon

Around 425,000 refugees are registered with UNRWA in Lebanon, with many living in the country’s 12 refugee camps. Palestine refugees make up an estimated ten per cent of Lebanon, a small country which is now densely populated.

Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

In Syria, UNRWA is mandated to provide health, education, and relief and social services to more than 467,000 Palestine refugees living in nine official and three unofficial camps.

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