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How many Palestinian refugees live in Jordan?

How many Palestinian refugees live in Jordan?

2 million
More than 2 million registered Palestine refugees live in Jordan, the largest number of Palestine refugees of all UNRWA fields. Most, but not all, have full citizenship. About 18 per cent live in the ten recognized Palestine refugee camps throughout the country.

How is Jordan helping Syrian refugees?

In Jordan, the U.N. World Food Programme meets the basic food needs of nearly 500,000 refugees through cash assistance. For refugees, the majority of whom are Syrian, the cash assistance enables them to purchase food items in any of our partner shops throughout the country.

Why are Palestinian refugees in Jordan?

Palestinian refugees first arrived in Jordan during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, with a second wave coming in the wake of the 1967 War. Today, most Palestinian refugees have full citizenship in Jordan, but a large percentage live below the national poverty line and lack access to quality education and health care.

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Can Palestinian refugees work in Jordan?

Defined as “displaced persons” who came from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, they do not enjoy full citizenship and hold a temporary Jordanian passport that must be renewed every two years. They cannot work in state institutions, but only in the private sector without official work permits from the government.

How is Syria helping Palestine?

Cash assistance and food aid by the Agency are often the only fixed support they get. In neighboring Jordan and Lebanon, a total of 45,500 Palestinian refugees from Syria receive health, education, social services and cash assistance from UNRWA to help cover their basic needs.

What is the story behind Palestine and Israel?

The history of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict began with the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. This conflict came from the intercommunal violence in Mandatory Palestine between Israelis and Arabs from 1920 and erupted into full-scale hostilities in the 1947–48 civil war.