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PALESTINIAN REFUGEES
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ADDITIONAL PALESTINIAN STATISTICS

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)   20/06/2016
On The Occasion Of the International Day of Refugees (20/06/2016).

66% of Palestinians who were living in Historic Palestine (British-Mandated Palestine) in 1948 were Expelled and Displaced

The  human plight and tragedy that has befallen on the Palestinian people in 1948, a devastating tragedy was expelled and displaced from land seized by Israel as about 957 thousand Palestinian Arabs, representing 66.0% of the total Palestinians who were living in historic Palestine on the eve of the war of 1948, according to estimates in 1950.

Number of Official Palestinian Camps as Recognized by UNRWA by the Residential Country

Source : According to the data of  UNRWA on the  Palestinian Refugees. http://www.unrwa.org

.Several official estimates on the number of Palestinian refugees on the eve of the 1948 war  was released from various sources.  However, United Nations  released two estimates: the first referred to the number of Palestinian refugees that amounted to about 726 thousand refugees  as  based on the estimates of the United Nations in 1949.  And the second  that amounted to 957 thousand refugees as based on estimates of 1950.



5.6 million Registered Refugees in UNRWA

UNRWA Records indicated that the number of registered Palestinian refugees on the first of January 2015 amounted up to  about 5.6 million and these figures represented the minimum number of Palestinian refugees. Palestinian refugees in the West Bank who are registered with UNRWA  as in  the first of 2015 accounted up to 16.9% of the total refugees registered with UNRWA against 24.1% in Gaza Strip. At the level of the Arab countries, the percentage of Palestinian refugees registered with UNRWA in Jordan, amounted up to 39.6% of the total Palestinian refugees while the percentage of Palestinian refugees registered with UNRWA  in Lebanon and  Syria reached  8.8%  and 10.6% respectively

Percentage Distribution of Palestinian Refugees  by Residential Country  at 1/1/2015,

 (According to the data of UNRWA on the Palestinian Refugees )

http://www.unrwa.org





42% of the total Population in State of Palestine are Refugees

Data refer  that  the percentage of the population of refugees in State of Palestine  in 2015 is estimated  at 41.6% of the total Palestinian population living in State of Palestine, and  data indicated that 26.3% of the population in the West Bank are refugees, while the percentage  of refugees in Gaza Strip is 67.7%.

Percentage of Refugees in State of Palestine by Region, 2015

Source: Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics 2016. Database of the Labor Force Survey, the fourth quarter 2015. Ramallah -Palestine






Palestinian Refugees  are a Youngsters Community

The percentage of persons aged less than 15 years in State of Palestine reached 39.3%  (as of 39.6% for refugees and 39.1% for non- refugees) in 2015, while the percentage of elderly aged 60 years and over among refugee reached 4.1% of the total refugees while for  non- refugees reached 4.8%.

Palestinian Refugee Women living in State of Palestine are the most Fertile

The total fertility rate for the period (2008-2009) in State of Palestine amounted to 4.4 births, and the mean number of the  children ever born amounted to 4.3 births for 2010. When compared to those rates by refugee status, it is clear to us that there are light differences between total fertility rates and the mean number of children ever born as  the total fertility rate and the mean number of children  among  refugee reached 4.4 births and 4.3 births respectively, while these rates  among non-refugee  reached 4.3 and 4.2 births respectively .

Fertility Rates in State of Palestine by refugee Status (2008 -2009)

Source: Palestinian  Central Bureau of Statistics, 2016. Palestinian family Survey Database, 2010.  Ramallah –Palestine





Participation rate in labor force is low for both refugees and non-refugees

The results of the Labor Force Survey in 2015 showed that the participation rate in labor force among refugees aged 15 years and over whom residing in State of Palestine were 46.1% against 45.6% for non- refugees.

Unemployment rate is high for refugees

Data indicated that there is a clear difference on the level of unemployment rate among refugees and non-refugees, as unemployment rate among refugees reached up to 32.3% compared to 21.4% among non-refugees.

One-third of the Refugees work as Specialists and Technicians

In 2015, the profession of "technicians, specialists, assistant, and clerks" considered as the most accommodating profession among refugees and non- refugees in State of Palestine alike as refugees amounted to 34.0% while the non-refugees reached 22.5%. Also, legislators and senior management staff  represented  the lowest percentage for both of refugees and non-refugees with a variation by 2.8%  for refugees and 3.5%  for non-refugees.

An Increase in Percentages of Educational Attainment among Refugees

The percentage of illiteracy among Palestinian refugees in 2015 for individuals aged 15 years and over  reached 2.9%, while among non-refugee reached 3.6%. The percentage of Palestinian refugees aged 15 and over who obtained a bachelor's degree or higher reached 14.3 % of the total refugees and 12.1%  for  non-refugees .

About 60% of Refugee Households are Apartments

In 2015 44.6% of households m the State of Palestine live in an  independent house.Tthe percentage for non-refugees was 49.2% against  and was 38.0% for refugees. The percentage of households  in an apartment  reached 53.7% (49.2%  non-refugee against 60.2% for refugee). The percentage of refugee households  in rented accommodation reached 8.8% of the total refugee households.  78.5% of refugee households live in owned housing unit.

PALESTINIANS REFUGEES IN THE DIASPORA:

Jordan

The socio-economic conditions of the Jordan's Palestinian camp refugees study 2011 by FAFO showed that 39.9% in Palestinian camps in Jordan were under 15 year old , while the elderly (65 years and over) was 4.3%.  The average household was 5.1 persons.  The percentage illiteracy rate for Palestinian camp refugees in Jordan aged 15 and over was 8.6%.

Lebanon

Palestinians living in Lebanon in 2011 showed that 31.1% of the population were below 15, 6.1% were aged 65 years and over.  The sex ratio was 98.2 males per hundred females.  The average Palestinian household size was 4.4 persons, the total fertility rate was 2.8 births per woman, the infant mortality rate was 15.0 per thousand live births and the mortality rate for children below the age of five was 17.0 per thousand live births in the same year.

WHAT UNHCR and UNWRA DO

UNHCR
(10,800 EMPLOYEES - 31.12.2016)

SERVE REST OF THE WORLD

UNWRA
(30,000 EMPLOYEES)

SERVE 5,300,000 PEOPLE (2016)

We provide assistance and protection to Palestine refugees in
Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the Gaza Strip
and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.


Advocacy
Asylum and Migration
Cash-Based Interventions
Coordinating Assistance
Education
Ending Statelessness
Environment, Disasters and Climate Change Innovation
Livelihoods
Protection
Public Health
Safeguarding Individuals
Shelter
Solutions

CAMPS
58

EDUCATION
692 schools, 500,698 students

HEALTH
143 Primary Health Centres

9,000,000 annual patient visits

RELIEF AND SOCIAL SERVICES

294,192 Social Safety Net Beneficiaries

MICROFINANCE

294,154 Number of Loans Awarded (Cumulatative)


THE

INCREDIBLE

STORY OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE


Go to

Jewish and Christian Refugees

POPULATION CHANGE PALESTINE/ISRAEL  1553 to 2013
(Jewish Virtual Library)


1553

1800

1915

1922

1945

1967

2005

2013


Ottomans

British Mandate

Israel

Muslims


246300

590000

590890

1061270

289600

1140600

1658000

Jews


24000

83000

83794

553600

2383600

5313800

6042000

Christians/
Others


21800

17000

82498

149650

103100

261600

318000

Total

205000

275000

689275

757182

1764520

2776300

6990700

8018000

UNRWA REGISTERED REFUGEES AND CAMPS

   Annual Report 2016    
(MOST OF THEM ARE CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN ETC
OF ORIGINAL REFUGEES)


Registered Refugees

Camps

Syria

526744

9

Lebanon

449957

12

West Bank

809738

19

Gaza Strip

1300000

8

Jordan

2117361

10

Total

5203800

58

Major UNWRA Donors


Year


Regular


Special*


TOTAL BUDGET ($'000,000)



%


Donor
Status



FOR

UNWRA


USA


EEC


UK


Saudi
Arabia


UN



2016

624

619

1243






100

105
Donors


152

216


368





30

1


114

46



160




13

2


44

29




73



6

5


22

126





148


12

3


29

0






29

2

0












2015

622

625

1247






100

104
Donors


159

222


381





31

1


112

25



137




11

2


51

49




100



7

4


21

75





96


8

3


26

0






0

2

0


2014
 (124)

589

735

1324






100

124
donors


141

268


409

.




31

1


116

24



140




11

2


60

35




95



7

4


2

102





104


8

3


30

13






43

3

0

* The meaning of ‘Special’ varies annually.  For example in 2016 it was divided into

EA OPT, Syria Appeal, Gaza Major Repair and Reconstruction, Projects.

Click on the year in the table above to see the breakdown for each year.  This will take you to the Donor List and you will see the amount under each heading

EEC and EEC Contributors to UNWRA

over $10,000,000

(in $000,000)

Country

2016

Donor Position

%

TOTAL

1243


100

EEC

160

2


Germany

74

4


UK

73

5


Sweden

58

6


Switzerland

28

8


Norway

25

9


Netherlands

22

10


Belgium

15

14


France

15

17


Italy

12

18


Europe

482


39

USA

409


33

TOTAL inc USA



0.72