Arab refugees in Gaza: occupational survey – UNCCP – Letter from American Friends Service Cttee


UNITED NATIONS CONCILIATION COMMISSION FOR PALESTINE

Letter dated 6 July 1949

addressed by Mr. Howard Wriggins, American

Friends Service Committee, to the Principal

Secretary of the Conciliation Commission,

enclosing statistics relating to Arab

refugees in the Gaza area

Dear Mr. Azcarate,

Enclosed please find the results of a preliminary occupational survey of Arab refugees in the Gaza area. You will note that this covers 12,000 refugees out of a total of 230,000.

I trust these figures will be of interest, and presume that these figures and more complete data will be available to your Technical Committee when it visits Gaza.

Sincerely yours,

(s) Howard Wriggins

Gaza, June 13-49

UNRPR — AFSC

INCOMPLETE OCCUPATIONAL SURVEY OF ARAB REFUGEES IN
THE GAZA AREA

TOTAL SURVEY

12,702

Nuseirat

2,087

Daraj (Gaza)

2,348

Tuffah (")

1,053

Breij

2,514

Deir el Belah

1,602

Kahn Yunis

3,098 (one village

PROFESSIONAL & PROPRIETORY

1,896

14% of total

Teachers

43

Landowners

830

Merchants & shopkeepers

1,019

Contractors

4

CLERICAL & SUPERVISORY

148

.011 of total

Clerks

39

Foreman

3

Gov't officers

61

Stationmaster

1

Tel. operator

2

Policeman

42

SKILLED & SEMI-SKILLED

2,495

19% of total

Bakers

111

Barbers

74

Butchers

83

Blacksmiths

97

Carpers

361

Cooks

60

Electricians

10

Fisherman

327

Drivers

299

Laundryman

17

Masons

235

Mechanics

297

Painters

21

Shoemakers

43

Tailors

117

Tinsmiths

35

Weavers

174

Miscellaneous

134

UNSKILLED

8,163

64% of total

Farm laborers

4,188

Other laborers

3,735

Peddlers

44

Miscellaneous

196


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