Shatila Refugee Camp, Lebanon

More than 9,842 registered refugees
2 schools
1 health centre
Majority aged between 13-40
  • Located in Southern Beirut, it was established in 1949 by the International Committee of the Red Cross to accommodate the hundreds of refugees who came from Amka, Majed-al-Kroum and al-Yajour area villages in northern Palestine after 1948.
  • The camp was devastated during 1982 Israeli invasion and was regularly targeted during the Lebanese civil war, resulting in destruction of property and further displacement of refugees.
  • The majority of men work as labourers or run grocery stores and women tend to work as cleaners.
  • Environmental health conditions are extremely bad and shelters are damp and overcrowded, and many have open drains.
  • The sewerage system needs considerable expansion; an infrastructure project is currently being implemented in the camp to upgrade the sewage, the storm water system and the water network.
Rise & Chai logo - Interpal - International Women's Day

This International Women's Day, on March 8th 2019, host your own afternoon tea and support the legacy of extraordinary Palestinian women like the late medic, Razan al Najjar.

All funds raised will go towards our Razan al Najjar Scholarship Fund which provides training to even more paramedics in Gaza.