Jalazone Refugee Camp
Jalazone Refugee Camp near Ramallah opened in 1948. Originally built for 3,500 residents for displaced families, the camp now houses 15,000.
Jalazone Refugee Camp occupies two square kilometres, the same footprint as in 1948. Schools for Camp children, run by UNWRA (United Nations Works Relief Agency) had to be built outside the camp, presenting problems due to an Israeli Settlement, Bet El, nearby. The tension between the Camp’s residents and those of the Settlement is an everyday occurrence.
Life for children in this camp is particularly harsh. Unemployment stands at 60%, there are high levels of disability with limited services. The supply of water to the camp is often rationed, and extreme poverty and overcrowding prevail.
Jalazone Rehabilitation Centre was in poor conditions and in dire need of refurbishment and equipment. ABCD has refurbished the space, supported the delivery of a range of treatment and provided up to date equipment.
With your help, Jalazone Refugee Camp Rehabilitation Centre can contintue to diagnose and support children with:
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