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Fighting displaces 70-80% of Palestinians in Syria

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The conflict in Syria has displaced more than two-thirds of the Palestinian refugees living in the country, the UN's agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA said on Wednesday.

"We have registered approximately 530,000 Palestinian refugees. We believe that almost all of them, certainly maybe 70-80 percent are displaced from their normal homes," UNRWA Commissioner General Filippo Grandi told AFP on a visit to Syria.

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