Marka Camp

Marka camp, referred to by the government as Hitten, was established in 1968 on an area of 0.92 square kilometres, 10km northeast of Amman.

The camp is known locally as Schneller after the German rehabilitation centre established in the area before the camp was set up.

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

Many camp residents originally came from the Gaza Strip.

UNRWA installations in the camp also provide services for the refugees in the camp's surroundings.


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

Refugees in camps

More than 53,000 registered refugees live in Marka camp

Official camps

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


The camp has ten UNRWA schools running double-shifts

Health Centre

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