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Source: BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights
30 June 2007


The Survey of Palestinian Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons has been published by BADIL Resource Center since 2002. TheSurvey provides an overview of the case of Palestinian refugees and IDPs, which constitutes the largest and longest-standing unresolved case of refugees and displaced persons in the world today.

The Survey endeavors to address the lack of information or misinformation about Palestinian refugees and internally displaced persons, and to counter political arguments that suggest that the issue of Palestinian refugees and internally displaced persons can be resolved outside the realm of international law and practice applicable to all other refugee and displaced populations.

The Survey:

(1) provides basic information about Palestinian displacement – i.e., the circumstances of displacement, the size and characteristics of the refugee and displaced population, as well as the living conditions of Palestinian refugees and internally displaced persons;

(2) clarifies the framework governing protection and assistance for this displaced population;

(3) sets out the basic principles for crafting durable solutions for Palestinian refugees and internally displaced persons which are consistent with international law, relevant United Nations Resolutions and best practice; and,

(4) presents an overview of past and current political initiatives aimed at resolving the Palestinian refugee question, including official diplomacy and civil society efforts.


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