Tagged: UNRWA

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WebDoc: Exile Without End: Palestinians in Lebanon

Montréal, Québec, Canada 22°C] CBC News correspondent Nahlah Ayed and Radio-Canada’s Ahmed Kouaou and Danny Braün spent two weeks documenting life in Shatila, a Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut whose 12,000 inhabitants are among the oldest group of refugees in the world. The web documentary introduces you to some of the remarkable people they met there. Palestinian refugee camps exist throughout the Middle East, but Shatila is one of the poorest and most densely populated. More than 60 years after it was established, its residents remain in limbo, with no state of their own and few rights within Lebanon, raising generation...

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Bombarding Palestinian Refugee Camps in Gaza

[MONTRÉAL] A little-known detail about Gaza that is rarely mentioned in the media is that within its borders exist 8 United Nations refugee camps: Palestinian refugees within occupied Palestinian territories. According to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), the 365-square-kilometre Gaza Strip has a total population of approximately 1.4 million of which up to one million are registered refugees living both inside and outside of the camps. Since the bombardment of the Gaza Strip began on December 27, 2008, there are certainly fewer refugees than before the attacks, considering the escalating death tole, which according...

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Palestinian refugees face deportation from Canada

In 2001, Palestinians seeking refugee status in Canada began receiving responses from Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB). Some were refused while others were accepted.

The IRB was accused of being arbitrary and prejudicial against Palestinians seeking refugee status in Canada. One case that the Montréal Palestinians often referred to to back up their claim are of two brothers who are both from the Burj el-Barajneh Refugee Camp.