Shatila and Burj el-Barajneh
Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut
There are twelve Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon maintained by UNRWA. Two of them are located in South Beirut: Shatila and Burj el-Barajneh. 33.000 registered refugees live here. More than 70 professions are barred to Palestinians by the lebanese authorities. Inside the Camps environmental health conditions are extremely bad with damp, overcrowded shelters and open drains. The sewerage system needs considerable expansion while the camp‘s residents drink unreliable potable water supplied through a poor distribution network provided by Beirut municipality...
In cooperation with UNRWA