Gaza Strip Refugee Camps:
The Gaza Strip is home to more than one million Palestinian refugees, with almost half living in one of eight refugee camps.
The refugee camps have one of the highest population densities in the world. For example, over 82,000 refugees live in Beach camp, whose area is less than one square kilometre.
Palestinian Refugee Camps in Gaza Strip
Jabalia refugee camp is a Palestinian refugee camp in North Gaza Governorate. It is the largest of the Gaza Strip's eight refugee camps. It is located north of Gaza City, close to a village of the same name.
Al-Shati camp, also known as Beach camp, is a Palestinian refugee camp in Gaza Governorate. The third largest of the Gaza Strip’s eight refugee camps – and one of the most crowded refugee camp. It is located on the Mediterranean coast in the Gaza City area, just north of the Gaza wharf. Like Jabalia camp, it has a very urban character.
al-Nuseirat camp is a Palestinian refugee camp in Deir al-Balah Governorate. A busy and crowded refugee camp, al-Nuseirat refugee camp is currently home to more than 60,000 refugees. Located in the middle of the Gaza Strip, al-Nuseirat is in close proximity to the camps of al-Bureij and al-Maghazi.
al-Bureij camp is a Palestinian refugee camp in Deir al-Balah Governorate. It is a comparatively small refugee camp. It located in the middle of the Gaza Strip. The camp is near al-Maghazi and al-Nuseirat refugee camps.
al-Maghazi is a Palestinian refugee camp in Deir al-Balah Governorate. It was established in 1949 and is one of the smaller camps in Gaza Strip, both in terms of size and population. It is located in the centre of the Gaza Strip, south of al-Bureij camp.
Deir El Balah Camp
Deir El-Balah refugee camp is a Palestinian refugee camp in Deir al-Balah Governorate, it is the smallest of the Gaza Strip’s eight refugee camps. It is located on the Mediterranean coast, west of a town of the same name, in central Gaza.
Khan Younis Camp
Khan Younis refugee camp is a Palestinian refugee camp in Khan Younis Governorate. It is located about two kilometres from the Mediterranean coast, north of Rafah. It lies west of the town of Khan Younis, a major commercial centre and stopping-off point on the ancient trade route to Egypt.
Rafah camp is a Palestinian refugee camp in Rafah Governorate. It was established in 1949 and currently forms part of the city of Rafah. It is located in the south of Gaza Strip, near and on the Egyptian border. The camp was established in 1949. At that time, it was one of the most densely populated of the eight refugee camps of the Gaza Strip.