Far'a Camp

Far’a camp is located in a rural area 17 km northeast of Nablus. The camp is geographically isolated, thus many services can only be accessed in Jenin and Nablus. Though Far’a camp’s isolation is in many ways detrimental to the residents’ livelihoods, the lack of nearby city centres makes the land surrounding the camp affordable in price, unlike most other camps located next to urban centres. This gives some Far’a camp refugees the opportunity to move outside the camp. As such, Far’a camp has fewer issues than other camps in relation to overcrowding.

Far’a refugee camp. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Dominiek Benoot
Far’a refugee camp. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Dominiek Benoot

Unemployment is a major concern for the residents of Far’a camp. While the agricultural land that surrounds the camp provides some economic relief for the area, the residents of Far’a consistently name unemployment and poverty among the most pressing of the camp’s issues.

Far’a has an active civil society with numerous community-based organizations (CBOs) in the 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

  • Around 7,100 refugees live in Far’a camp
  • Population density in the camp is estimated at 32,692 per sq km

Official camps

  • Far’a camp was established in 1950
  • The camp covers 0.26 sq km
Unrwa In Far'a Camp

Schools

  • Three UNRWA schools serve around 1,550 students 

Health Centre

  • One health centre serves camp residents as well as refugees living in the surrounding areas
Two UNRWA students from Gaza enjoy recess in their first day of school. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Saraj
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