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Arroub Refugee Camp

Like other West Bank camps, it was established on land UNRWA leased from the government of Jordan. The original inhabitants came from 33 villages in Ramleh, Hebron and Gaza.

Where is Arroub Camp Located?

Arroub camp was established in 1949, it is located 15km south of Bethlehem on only 0.24 square kilometres.

All shelters are connected to public water and electricity infrastructure. One in a hundred shelters is not connected to the public sewage network and, thus, has latrines that empty into cesspits.

The camp is located on the main Hebron-Jerusalem road and Israeli military incursions occur sporadically.

The unemployment rate is 30 per cent and is affected by the increased inaccessibility of the Israeli labour market.

About Arroub Camp

  • Over 10,400 UNRWA registered refugees
  • Three schools. The boys’ school runs on a two-shift basis
  • One food distribution centre
  • One UNRWA health centre, four other health centres
  • One community-based rehabilitation centre (currently inactive)
  • One children’s centre
  • One women’s programme centre
Source: UNRWA
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