Mieh Mieh Camp

Mieh Mieh refugee camp is located south of the city of Saida. The camp was established in 1954 and extends over an area of 54,000 sq. m.

Mieh Mieh refugee camp survived a series of major events in 1982, when the Israeli invasion destroyed many of the camp’s shelters.  These shelters were not rebuilt, and alternative shelters were built instead along the southern border of the camp. This section is not an official part of the camp and is known as the Wadi sector.  The camp suffered further damage in July of 1991 due to clashes between Palestinian militant groups and the Lebanese army.

The ongoing Syria crisis has also led to the additional presence of Syrian refugees and Palestine Refugees from Syria (PRS) in the camp.

Security and governance in the camp are the responsibility of Popular Committees and Palestinian factions.  Access for people and building materials is controlled by the Lebanese Armed Forces through checkpoints.

Last updated July 2023.

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We provide services in 12 Palestine refugee camps in Lebanon. UNRWA does not administer or police the camps, as this is the responsibility of the host authorities.

Quick Facts

Official camps

  • Mieh Mieh camp was established in 1954 south of Saida.
  • In 1982, many of the camp’s shelters were destroyed during the Israel invasion of south Lebanon.
Unrwa In Mieh Mieh Camp


  • There is one UNRWA school in the camp, which provides basic education for more than 470 students.

Health Centre

  • There is one health centre in the camp providing primary health care.
  • The average number of patients visiting the centre is 63 patients per day.

Social Safety Net Beneficiaries

  • A core focus for social protection is providing Social Safety Net (SSN) support to the most vulnerable Palestine Refugees. Assistance is issued quarterly to more than 262 families (848 individuals) in the camp.