Beddawi Refugee Camp, Lebanon
- Established by UNRWA in 1995; located on a hill in north Lebanon, 5km north of Tripoli.
- All shelters have indoor water supplies. The water system, sewerage and storm water drainage systems were recently rehabilitated.
- Beddawi bore the brunt of the crisis at Nahr el-Bared, where fighting between Lebanese armed forces and the militant group, Fatah Al-Islam, forced 27,000 refugees to flee.
- The camp swelled from 15,000 to 30,000 almost overnight.
- In mid-2009 approx. 10,000 displaced people were still living in Beddawi and surrounding areas; putting a huge strain on UNRWA services and the residents themselves.
- UNRWA has built prefabricated school buildings for displaced children and expanded Beddawi’s health centre capacity to provide primary healthcare services to cope with the increased population.
- High Poverty and Unemployment
- Huge population influx from Nahr el-Bared camp
- Huge demand for UNRWA services from increased population
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.