UNRWA provides assistance, protection and advocacy for some 5 million registered Palestine refugees in Gaza, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and the West Bank.
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Almost one-third of the registered Palestine refugees, more than 1.4 million, live in 58 refugee camps.
Years of conflict and closure have badly affected the socio-economic situation in Gaza. The ongoing blockade has decimated livelihoods, leaving 80 per cent of the population aid dependent.
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In Syria, the 496,000 Palestine refugees have the same rights and privileges as Syrian citizens, except citizenship. However, the Agency is struggling to cope with the needs of an increasing refugee population.
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All Palestine refugees in Jordan have full citizenship, with the exception of almost 140,000 refugees originally from Gaza. They are eligible for temporary passports that do not imply citizenship, and are not entitled to vote or to work in government.
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The 455,000 Palestine refugees in Lebanon face specific problems. They are denied social and civil rights and have very limited access to public services. Most rely entirely on UNRWA as the sole provider of many services.
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The West Bank is home to 848,000 registered refugees, around a quarter of whom live in camps. The West Bank has the most camps, but the largest, Balata, has a similar population to the smallest camp in Gaza.
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