- Approximately 1,337 live in Beit Jibrin camp
- Population density in the camp is estimated at 108,000 per sq km
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.
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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- Beit Jibrin camp was established in 1950
- The smallest camp in the West Bank, it sits on .027 sq km
- Two UNRWA sanitation workers work in Beit Jibrin camp (all other staff are shared with Aida camp)
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