El Buss Refugee Camp, Lebanon

More than 11,254 registered refugees
4 schools
1 health centre
Majority aged between 13-25
  • Located 1.5km south of Tyre.
  • The French government originally built the camp in 1939 for Armenian refugees.
  • Palestinians from the Acre in the Galilee came to the camp in the 1950s and the Armenians moved to the Anja area.
  • Because of its relatively small size and location, the camp was spared much of the violence throughout the civil war.
  • Residents generally work in seasonal agricultural construction.
  • Housing consists of concrete block shelters, some of which were built by the refugees themselves.
  • The water, sewerage and storm water systems were rehabilitated between 2007-2008.
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.