Why thousands of Palestinian refugees are moving out of Lebanon

Over the years, their number has dropped to 175,000 from 450,000 as they seek new routes to leave desperate conditions.

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    Palestinian refugees have been leaving Lebanon for years, either legally or illegally, owing to the dire economic conditions and government regulations that deny them basic rights.

    A few years ago, there were 450,000 Palestinian refugees registered with the United Nations. However, the first ever government census showed the number dropped to 175,000 earlier this year.

     

    Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut.


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