This Special Bulletin presents the basic facts and figures relating to the Palestinian refugee question. It examines the historical origin of the refugee problem and the refugees' status in international law. The situation of the refugees today, including their numbers. their distribution worldwide, and their living conditions in the different Arab host countries an d elsewhere is outlined. Further described is the role of the refugee question in the peace process and the final status negotiations, as well as the positions of the parties involved. The text is illustrated with photographs, maps, graphs and tables, and also includes a list of further research sources.