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Whilst only a third of registered Palestinian refugees live within the boundaries of the refugee camps,  Palestinian refugees "show extraordinary social and economic integration outside the camps and informal gatherings". The total number of registered Palestine refugees has grown from , in to around 5 million in UNRWA's mandate is to provide assistance to Palestinian refugees, including access to its refugee camps. For this purpose, it defines a Palestinian refugee as: . UNRWA also extends assistance to the patrilineal descendants of such refugees, as well as their legally adopted children.
Syria is the name that was given to the region by the Greeks and Romans and probably derives from the Babylonian suri. Arabs traditionally referred to Syria and a large, vaguely defined surrounding area as Sham, which translates as "the northern region," "the north," "Syria," or "Damascus. That name still is used to refer to the entire area of Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and the West Bank and has become a symbol of Arab unity. Location and Geography.