Mieh Mieh Camp

Woman holding babyMieh 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 square meters.  The 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 1991 due to clashes between Palestinian militant groups and the Lebanese army.

The ongoing Syria crisis has also led to an influx of both Syrian and Palestine refugees displaced from Syria into the camp.


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 400 students.

Health Centre

  • There is one health centre in the camp that opens three and a half days per week.
  • The average number of patients visiting the clinic is 80 patients per day.