Far'a Camp
Area: West Bank
Size: 0.26 Km2
Population size: 8,761
Population density: 32,692
Established date: 1950
Far’a refugee camp. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Dominiek Benoot

Far’a camp is located in a rural area 17 km northeast of Nablus. The camp is geographically isolated, thus many services can only be accessed in Jenin and Nablus. Though Far’a camp’s isolation is in many ways detrimental to the residents’ livelihoods, the lack of nearby city centres makes the land surrounding the camp affordable in price, unlike most other camps located next to urban centres. This gives some Far’a camp refugees the opportunity to move outside the camp. As such, Far’a camp has fewer issues than other camps in relation to overcrowding.

Unemployment is a major concern for the residents of Far’a camp. While the agricultural land that surrounds the camp provides some economic relief for the area, the residents of Far’a consistently name unemployment and poverty among the most pressing of the camp’s issues.

UNRWA West Bank Public Information Office (March 2015)

 

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