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b/ Before 1954, half rations were issued to babies and bedouins, as well as to frontier villagers in Jordan. Since then, babies have been eligible for full rations after their first anniversary if the ration ceiling permits. Bedouins are eligible to receive full rations. Half rations are issued only to frontier villagers on the West Bank. Frontier villagers displaced to east Jordan after the hostilities of June 1967 are issued with full rations.
c/ Includes babies below one year of age and children who, because of ration ceilings, are not issued rations. (These children without rations number 154,372 in east Jordan, 71,722 in the West Bank, 37,173 in Gaza, 28,300 in Syria and 7,665 in Lebanon.) No births have been documented in east Jordan since the hostilities of June 1967.
d/ Columns 55 6 and 7 show the number of persons whose registration for assistance by the Agency has been reduced or cancelled according to their family income as known to the Agency and the income scale in force in their country of residence.
The members of "R" families receiving no rations (column 5) shown for 1957 to 1968 correspond to a level of income insufficient to cancel the whole family's entitlement to rations. The increase in 1968 represents mainly refugees who were absent from Gaza after the hostilities of June 1967, many of whom are now being issued with rations in east Jordan on a temporary basis, pending documentation of their transfer. Up to 1956, such persons were reported together with families of the "N" Category (column 7). In 1966, a new sub-category of registration was introduced for persons registered for rations, but whose entitlement has been temporarily suspended (e.g., by reason of their employment by the Agency or acceptance in institutions). At the end of June 1968, persons registered in this sub-category numbered 12,699.
The "S" Category of registration (column 6) was created in January 1965 in place of the previous "E" and "M" Categories and is being extended to all areas in accordance with appropriate income scales.
"N" Category (column 7) includes refugees whose income is such as to disqualify them for rations or normal services, or who have received assistance to enable them to become self-supporting.
In general, it must be pointed out that the distribution of refugees by category of registration gives only a partial picture of the number of self-supporting refugees owing to the limitations faced by the Agency in determining their actual income or degree of need.
e/ The total population as at 30 June 1952 included 19,6l6 refugees receiving relief in Israel who were UNRWA's responsibility to that date.
f/ Details not available.
g/ Does not include refugees receiving rations since the hostilities of June 1967 on a temporary basis.
h/ See foot-note 8 in chapter I of the report (p. 18).
Foot-notes to table 2
a/ This table recapitulates changes over eighteen years affecting the total number of ration recipients, their babies and children registered for services (column 4 of table 1). Births, new registrations, deaths, false registrations and duplications result in additions to or deletions from the registration records. Self-support and absence reflect transfers to or from the lower categories of registration (shown in columns 5, 6 and 7 of table 1).
Transfers within or between areas, as well as issue of rations (when available) to children registered for services, are not shown in this table.
b/ Includes changes effected during the 1950-1951 census operation.
c/ Wo births and virtually no other changes have been documented for east Jordan since the hostilities of June
d/ Covers income, employment with the Agency, assistance towards self-support etc., or the cessation thereof.
e/ Miscellaneous changes include up to June 1953, a number of additions to or deletions from the registration records, as well as certain changes in category of registration. The deletion of refugees in Israel from the Agency's records is also reported mainly under this heading (40,930 persons over the period July 1950-June 1953).
f/ This figure represents mainly refugees who were absent from Gaza after the hostilities of June 1967, many of whom are now in east Jordan.