Burj El Barajneh Refugee Camp, Lebanon

More than 17,945 registered refugees
7 schools
1 health centre
Majority aged between 13-25
  • Located in southern suburbs of Beirut, near Beirut International Airport, it was established in 1948 by The League of Red Cross Societies to accommodate refugees who fled from Galilee.
  • Suffered heavily throughout the Lebanese civil war; property was badly damaged and nearly a quarter of the camp’s population was displaced.
  • Men generally work as casual labourers in construction and women work in sewing factories or as cleaners.
  • Most overpopulated camp around Beirut and living conditions are extremely poor.
  • The camp has narrow roads, an old sewage system, and is regularly flooded during winter.
  • In December 2009 a rehabilitation project funded by EU began, which will install a new water supply system, replace sewage work, clear storm water and reinstate alleys and roads.
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.