- They originate from 18 villages in the Gaza strip, Be’er Sheva and the area west of Hebron
- There are 12,452* Palestine Refugees registered in the camp as of 2022
* This figure does not claim to represent the actual number of Palestine Refugees present in the camp but merely the number of Palestine Refugees registered with UNRWA in the camp
Fawwar camp is the southernmost camp in the West Bank, located approximately eight kilometres south of Hebron. The population in Fawwar camp has more than tripled since its establishment.
The Israeli settlement of Beit Haggay and an Israeli military camp are located only a few kilometres away from Fawwar camp. An Israeli military watchtower is situated at the entrance of the camp. As a consequence, protection issues are a major concern for camp residents. Incursions, camp closures and clashes between young camp residents and the Israeli military have recently increased. In 2014, one minor was killed during such clashes.
Residents in Fawwar camp previously depended almost entirely on access to Israel for employment opportunities. The current inaccessibility of the Israeli labour market has thus severely affected employment levels and the economic situation in the camp, contributing to the camp’s high levels of unemployment and poverty.
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- Fawwar camp was established in 1949
- It sits on 0.27 sq km
- Four schools serve over 1,779 students
- One health centre provides primary health care including reproductive health, infant and child care, immunizations, screening and medical check-ups and treatment
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