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Department for International Development written question – answered on 23rd September 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Independent Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of Palestinians amongst refugees fleeing Syria.

Photo of Baroness Verma Baroness Verma The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) estimates that 80,000 Palestinian refugees have left Syria since the onset of the conflict; 44,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria are confirmed in Lebanon and 15,800 are confirmed in Jordan, with the remainder in Egypt (5,000), Turkey and beyond.

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