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eyl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-02-08 06:52 AM
Response to Reply #34
38. That's actually incorrect, AFAIK
Edited on Wed Apr-02-08 07:02 AM by eyl
While what you say is correct under the Convention on the Status of Refugees (1951), UNRWA - unlike the UNHCR (which deals with all other refugees worldwide - still counts those attaining citizenship in another country as refugees. For example, UNWRA reported ~1.8 million registered refugees in Jordan in 2005; but almost all of those Palestinians are actually Jordanian citizens! (for that matter, so are many of the refugees in the West Bank)

I should note that the 1951 Convention does not instill refugee status on the children of refugees, either.
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