- Shatila camp was established in 1949 and is located in Beirut.
Shatila camp was established in 1949 and is located in Beirut, east of the Sports City stadium, falling within the municipality of Ghobeiri. The camp was devastated during the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon and frequently targeted during the Lebanese civil war, resulting in extensive destruction and dilapidation of shelters and infrastructure. Shatila camp, and the adjacent neighborhood of Sabra in Beirut, were the scene of a massacre on 16-18 September 1982 that claimed the lives of a large number of Palestinian and Lebanese civilians.
Initially comprising around 500 residential units, the camp has grown tenfold since its establishment. Most of the growth has been vertical, with new shelters being erected on top of existing ones without proper foundations.
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- There is One UNRWA health centre in Shatila camp which provides primary health care to Palestine refugees from Lebanon (PRL) and Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS).
- Services provide include maternal and child healthcare including vaccination, essential medication, laboratory testing, non-communicable disease services and control. School health examinations are also conducted and psychosocial support is offered to children in need.
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