Ein el Tal (unofficial camp*)
As of 1 January 2019
Ein El Tal camp was once home to around 7,000 residents. Around three hundred families moved to newly constructed houses in Ein El-Tal from Neirab camp under a 2003 project to reduce overcrowding in Neirab.
In April 2013, armed groups entered Ein El-Tal camp, forcibly displacing the entire population over a period of some 48 hours. The camp was a theatre of armed conflict until 2016, sustaining extreme damage in the process.
In the summer of 2017, families started to return to Ein El-Tal camp. Most of these families had been displaced to a government collective shelter in Aleppo city. As of the end of 2018, there are 90 Palestine refugee families that have returned. The camp is almost completely destroyed and lacks basic infrastructure including water, sewage and electricity.
Existing families in the camp receive all services provided to refugees in Syria, including relief and cash assistance. UNRWA pays for transport from the camp to nearby schools for UNRWA students, as well as a mini bus public service in the morning and the evening for camp residents looking to work in the city. The Agency also provides health services through the mobile medical clinic which visits the camp on a weekly basis.
- Three schools (all destroyed)
- One food distribution centre (destroyed)
- One health centre (destroyed)
- One community centre (destroyed)
- Emergency assistance
- Transport to education
*A number of so-called unofficial refugee camps were established over time by the host governments to provide accommodation for Palestine refugees. In all respects, refugees in official and unofficial camps have equal access to UNRWA services, except that UNRWA is not responsible for solid waste collection in the unofficial camps
REFUGEE CAMPS IN Syria
Palestine refugees from Syria have been severely affected by the ongoing armed conflict in the country.
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