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The reality of displacement for Palestine refugees in Syria
03 August 2015
“There are seven of us staying in this tent,” says Khalil. “It is four by four feet and crowded. The sun is so hot, and in the winter we are freezing.”
Khalil and his family are some of the 280,000 Palestine refugees who have been displaced within Syria as a result of the conflict, leaving behind their homes, communities and livelihoods. More than 12,000 of the most vulnerable refugees, including women, children, the elderly and the disabled, have taken refuge in UNRWA temporary collective shelters.
Life in displacement can be stressful. Residents must cope with limited privacy, daily uncertainty, and the monotony of conflict and hardship. But they are also filled with hope. With support from UNRWA to meet their essential daily needs, they are determined to overcome hardship and look to a brighter future.