- Mar Elias camp was founded in 1952 by the Congregation of St. Elias to host Palestine refugees from the Galilee region of Palestine.
- Its area is about 200 sq meters and it is inhabited by Palestine refugees, as well as a large non-Palestinian population.
Mar Elias Camp
The camp is located to the south-west of Beirut, founded in 1952 by the Congregation of St. Elias to host Palestine refugees who arrived from the Galilee region in Palestine. Its area is about 200 sq meters and it is inhabited by Palestine refugees, as well as a large non-Palestinian population.
The Palestinian population currently living in Mar Elias camp is comprised of people who have had different migratory experiences, whether internal displacement because of war or other forms of internal migration (e.g. economic opportunity, the rental market, geographical location, etc.). These days, only a few Christian Palestine refugee families reside in the camp. (This paragraph should be replaced after editing from LFO).
The ongoing Syria crisis has also led an influx of Syrian refugees and Palestine Refugees from Syria (PRS) in the camp.
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- There is one school in Mar Elias camp. Kabri Elementary School is co-educational and comprises more than 200 students.
- There is one health centre in Mar Elias that provides primary health care to the camp’s residents. It covers some 680 active family files. The centre is visited by an average of 50 patients per day.
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