Marka Camp

Marka camp, referred to by the government as Hitten, was established in 1968 on an area of 0.92 square kilometres, 10 kilometres northeast of Amman. Many camp residents originally came from the Gaza Strip.

Marka camp. © 2013 UNRWA Photo by Hannington Muyenje
Marka camp. © 2013 UNRWA Photo by Hannington Muyenje

The camp is known locally as ‘Schneller’ after the German rehabilitation centre established in the area before the camp was set up. UNRWA installations in the camp also provide services for the refugees in the camp's surroundings.

REFUGEE CAMPS IN Jordan

We provide services in 10 Palestine refugee camps in Jordan. UNRWA does not administer or police the camps, as this is the responsibility of the host authorities.

Quick Facts

Official camps

  • Marka camp was established in 1968 
  • It covers an area of 0.92 square kilometres
Unrwa In Marka Camp

Schools

The camp has ten UNRWA schools running double-shifts

Health Centre

One health centre provides primary health services to refugees living in the camp