- They originate from villages and cities in the Haifa, Jaffa, Kissaria areas
Tulkarm camp, established in 1950, is located in Tulkarm City in the north-west of the West Bank. Built on an area of just 0.18 square kilometres, it is one of the most densely populated refugee camps in the West Bank.
The camp was severely affected during the second intifada by incursions, arrests, raids and curfews. Incursions by the Israeli military still take place, though on a more irregular basis.
The main challenges in the camp are overcrowding, unemployment and poor infrastructure. Specifically, the sewerage network is overburdened and experiences frequent blockages. The dropout rate in the schools in the camp is also relatively high.
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- Tulkarm camp was established in 1950
- It sits on 0.18 sq km, with an estimated population density of 119,444 per sq km
- Four schools serve around 1,600 students
- One health centre provides primary health care
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