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Israel and Palestine

House of Lords written question – answered on 25th February 2013.

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Photo of Baroness Deech Baroness Deech Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the comments by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 7 February (Official Report, col. 445), for how many refugees the United Nations Relief and Works Agency had responsibility in (1) 1950, (2) 2003, and (3) currently.

Photo of Baroness Northover Baroness Northover Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development)

Further to the comments by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 7 February (Hansard, col. 445), the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) had responsibility for the following numbers of refugees in the years specified: (1) 876,000 in 1950, (2) 4,082,300 in 2003, (3) As of July 2012, the latest date for which figures are available, UNRWA has responsibility for approximately 4,871,341 registered refugees.

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