On the anniversary of the Nakba, marking the displacement of the Palestinian people, the Action Group for the Palestinians of Syria has revealed that Palestinian refugees in host countries are not exempt from being uprooted from their camps and settlements. This displacement extends from the camps in Lebanon to the forced evictions from camps in Damascus, Daraa, and Aleppo in Syria.
The London-based monitoring group has reported that a majority of Palestinian camps in Syria have been subjected to bombings, resulting in extensive destruction of homes and the displacement of residents into tents and makeshift shelters. The group emphasized that over 1,700 Palestinian households were compelled to leave their camps and places of residence, seeking refuge in northern Syria, where they face dire conditions lacking the most basic necessities of life.
According to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), approximately 60 percent of Palestinian refugees have experienced internal displacement multiple times. The number of Palestinian refugees residing outside of Syria is estimated at around 200,000. The Action Group revealed that over 150,000 Palestinian refugees have fled Syria, with destinations including Europe, Lebanon (2,900), Jordan (19,000), Turkey (12,000), Sudan, Egypt, and the Gaza Strip (nearly 4,350).
Palestinians have endured tragedies and hardships for 75 years since the Israeli occupation of Palestine in 1948. This occupation resulted in the displacement of thousands of Palestinians and the severe disruption of their society, politics, economy, and social fabric.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)