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Remembering Palestinian refugees

20 June 2011

Today (20 June 2011) marks the United Nations World Refugee Day, and also the launch of a new report by Christian Aid about Palestinian refugees.

Palestinians constitute one of the world's largest refugee populations of recent times, with those displaced in 1948 and their descendants now numbering 4.82 million

Many people still live in refugee camps across the Middle East. Poverty and discrimination are a daily reality for many of them.

Christian Aid works with partner organisations in Israel, the occupied Palestinian territory and Lebanon, which seek to help and advocate for Palestinian refugees' rights.

Slideshow: Palestinian refugees

Take a journey with us in pictures, looking at the historical flight of Palestinians during the creation of the state of Israel, the situation that they live in today, and the work of our partners.

To view the gallery full-screen, simply press play and then select the enlarge button on the bottom right. To show the captions, select 'Show info' on the top right.

Palestinan refugees report

Palestinian refugees reportLocked out: Palestinan refugees and the key to peace (PDF, 689kb)

The report calls for an honest and meaningful dialogue about the Palestinian refugee crisis. It engages all stakeholders, together with the introduction of a process that can deliver peace with justice and security for all Palestinians and Israelis.


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