Deir 'Ammar Camp
Area: West Bank
Size: 0.162 Km2
Population size: 2,740
Population density: 15,432
Established date: 1949
Deir 'Ammar refugee camp. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Dominiek Benoot

Deir 'Ammar camp is located 20 kilometres northwest of Ramallah. It is situated in a predominately rural area in close proximity to the Deir 'Ammar village. The accessibility of Israeli and local job markets has brought relative economic stability to the camp.

The camp is located in Area B, under joint Israeli and Palestinian control. Although there are several Israeli settlements in the area, all of which are illegal under international law, these are situated away from the camp and are accessed by separate roads. As a result, clashes between settlers and camp residents are uncommon.

Deir 'Ammar camp is more spacious than most of the West Bank refugee camps, with residents enjoying access to public spaces such as parks and a sports field. Challenges nevertheless exist in relation to sewerage and street quality, while its relative geographical isolation poses transportation difficulties for some residents.

 

UNRWA West Bank Public Information Office (March 2015)

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