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Today, almost two-thirds of registered Palestine refugees live in 12 refugee camps across the country. The original boundaries of these camps remain identical to their establishment over 60 years ago.

The fact that the camps have not been enlarged to cope with population growth has...

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As of June 2011, the number of Palestine refugees registered with UNRWA was 433,000, although the actual number of refugees residing in the country is estimated at between 260,000 and 280,000. Half of the refugee population is aged under 25 years. More than half of the refugee population lives...

Health in Lebanon
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UNRWA’s goal is to ensure universal access to quality comprehensive services for Palestine refugees, prevent disease and promote family health. Primary Health Care remains the backbone of the Agency’s Health Programme. However, given the limited access of Palestine refugees to public health care...

Education in Lebanon
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UNRWA in Lebanon, in contrast to UNRWA’s other field offices, provides not only primary education but also secondary education and, to a lesser extent, supports access to university education through specific donor funding.

Despite high enrolment rates at the primary level, there are...

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In Lebanon, restrictions imposed on Palestine refugees in relation to their right to work discourage young people and many of those of working age from continuing their education or seeking a job. 56% of refugees of working age are jobless, more than half of whom live in South Lebanon. Women are...