- Approximately 9,850 live in Arroub camp
- Population density is estimated at 50,000 p er sq km
Arroub camp is located in the southern part of the West Bank between Bethlehem and Hebron. It is situated mainly within Area B, although the section along Road 60 falls within Area C. An Israeli watchtower is located immediately outside the camp.
Arroub camp has one of the highest numbers of incursions of all refugee camps in the West Bank. Clashes are frequent, as is the use of tear gas, sound bombs and plastic-coated metal bullets by Israeli security forces (ISF). Arrests and the detention of children in Israeli prisons are not infrequent during these clashes.
As with other camps in the West Bank, Arroub is characterized by high unemployment, overcrowding and poor living conditions. Many refugees continue to live in substandard shelters. The sewerage and storm-water network is in need rehabilitation and contributes to flooding of in some parts of the camp during the winter months.
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REFUGEE CAMPS IN the West Bank
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- Arroub camp was established in 1949
- It sits on .24 sq km
Four schools in the camp serve a total of roughly 2,000 children
- One health centre provides primary health care including reproductive health, infant and child care, immunizations, screening and medical check-ups and treatment
- Psychosocial counselling and family and child protection are also available at the health centre
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