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UN Relief & Works Agency (UNRWA):
Total Palestinian Refugees

(1950 - Present)


UNRWA: Table of Contents | History & Overview | U.S. Contributions


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Current Statistics (Updated January 2013):

Field
Camps
Registered Refugees
Refugees in Camps
10
2,034,641
369,949
12
441,543
238,528
9
499,189
159,303
19
741,409
216,403
8
1,203,135
540,515
Agency Total
58
4,919,917
1,524,698

Historical Statistics1 (1950-2013):

Year
Jordan
Lebanon
Syria
West Bank
Gaza Strip
Total
2013
2,034,641
441,543
499,189
741,409
1,203,135
4,919,917
2010
1,999,466
455,373
495,970
848,494
1,167,361
4,966,664
2003
1,718,767
391,679
409,662
654,971
907,221
4,082,300
2000
1,570,192
376,472
383,199
583,009
824,622
3,737,494
1995
1,288,197
346,164
337,308
517,412
683,560
3,172,641
1990
929,097
302,049
280,731
414,298
496,339
2,422,514
1985
799,724
263,599
244,626
357,704
427,892
2,093,545
1980
716,372
226,554
209,362
324,035
367,995
1,844,318
1975
625,857
196,855
184,042
292,922
333,031
1,632,707
1970
506,038
175,958
158,717
272,692
311,814
1,425,219
1965
688,089
159,810
135,971
--
296,953
1,280,823
1960
613,743
136,561
115,043
--
255,542
1,120,889
1955
502,135
100,820
88,330
--
214,701
905,986
1950
506,200
127,600
82,194
--
198,227
914,221(3)

Sources: UNRWA

(1) Figures based on UNRWA registration which is voluntary, thus these figures do not represent an accurate population record.
(2) Until 1967, the West Bank was administered as an integral part of the Jordan field.
(3) Excluding the 45,800 persons receiving relief in Israel who were the responsibility of UNRWA until June 1952.

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