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Right of the palestinian refugees: Kuwait 1968

The state of Kuwait issued a serie of four stamps to draw attention to the situation of the palestinian refugees during the international of Human Rights year.

To raise awareness about the state of Human Rights in the worls, the UNESCO decalared 1968 as the international year for Human Rights .

The State of Kuwait has issued a series of four stamps under the theme “Palestinian Refugee Rights”, to draw attention to the situation of these refugees during the International Year of Human Rights.

Palestinian refugees are the descendants of more than 750,000 Palestinians who were driven out or fled their homes during the 1948 war, which resulted in the establishment of the State of Israel on 78% of historic Palestine. Today, more than 5 million Palestinian refugees are listed by UNRWA, the United Nations agency created in 1950 to help them.

The United Nations voted a resolution in 1949 calling for their return to their homes, but Israel has always refused to implement it. These refugees mainly live in the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967, and in the countries of the Middle East, but mainly in Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.

Kuwait 1968- Right of Palestinian Refugies

The stamps are features the picture of a family of refugees and the emblem of the HUman Rights year.

The stamps face values are: 20 fils, 30 fils, 45 fils and 90 fils.

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