Palestinian refugees in Lebanon left with little hope

Palestinians in Lebanon live in cramped camps scattered across the country in abject poverty and are banned from working as well as owning property.

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

A boy walks by graffiti of the Palestinian flags with Arabic reads: "The flag is four colors that shine on the face of the sun" in the Bourj al Barajneh Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon, May 4, 2017.

This month marks 50 years since the 1967 war when Israel invaded the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

The occupation of Palestinian territories remains a major issue in the Middle East today.

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres says it has "imposed a heavy humanitarian and development burden on the Palestinian people."

Palestinians make up the third-largest refugee population in the world with more than five million registered as refugees across the Arab world.  

Up to 520,000 Palestinian refugees are registered in Syria's Yarmouk camp and more than two million are displaced in Jordan.

In Lebanon, they make up 10 percent of the total population and live in camps scattered across the country.

TRT World’s Zeina Awad reports from Bourj Al Baraj-neh refugee camp.