Beit Jibrin Camp

Beit Jibrin is the smallest camp in the West Bank in both size and population. It is also one of the most densely populated camps. The camp is sometimes referred to as al-Azza Camp, as many of the residents are members of the Azza family. The camp has one main street, approximately two hundred and fifty metres long, that runs through the entire camp. In addition to the lack of services and overcrowding, Beit Jibrin suffers from insufficient water and sanitation infrastructure.

Beit Jibrin refugee camp. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Dominiek Benoot
Beit Jibrin refugee camp. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Dominiek Benoot

The camp is located within the Bethlehem municipality and is close to the main checkpoint between Bethlehem and Jerusalem. As Aida camp is only a ten-minute walk away, the two camps are served by the same UNRWA camp services officer, sanitation foreman and social worker. There are no schools or active community-based organizations (CBOs) in Beit Jibrin. Residents instead use the institutions located in Aida camp.

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REFUGEE CAMPS IN the West Bank

We provide services in 19 Palestine refugee camps in the West Bank. UNRWA does not administer or police the camps, as this is the responsibility of the host authorities.

Quick Facts

Refugees in camps

  • Approximately 1,337 live in Beit Jibrin camp
  • Population density in the camp is estimated at 108,000 per sq km

Official camps

  • Beit Jibrin camp was established in 1950
  • The smallest camp in the West Bank, it sits on .027 sq km
Unrwa In Beit Jibrin Camp

Staff

  • Two UNRWA sanitation workers work in Beit Jibrin camp (all other staff are shared with Aida camp)
Two UNRWA students from Gaza enjoy recess in their first day of school. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Saraj
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