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Palestinians in Damascus
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UN reports Palestinian population decline in Syria
UNRWA says the number of Palestinians in the republic has reduced by one fifth since the beginning of the conflict in 2011.

The UN's Palestinian relief agency says Syria's Palestinian refugee population has fallen by one fifth since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011.

 

 

Many of those still in Syria have been displaced by Syria's six-year civil war. United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Director Pierre Krahenbuhl said Friday there are 440,000 refugees in Syria, compared to 560,000 in the country before the war.

 

Palestinians in Damascus (Photo: AFP)
Palestinians in Damascus (Photo: AFP)

"Displacement is a very difficult experience, to lose another home, to lose another place of residence," said Krahenbuhl, who was wrapping up a five day tour of UNRWA operations in Syria.

 

Destroyed Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus (Photo: AFP)
Destroyed Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus (Photo: AFP)

 

Palestinian camps in Damascus and Aleppo, Syria's largest city, have been destroyed.

 

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