Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Aida (Adyah) Refugee Camp Facts and Figures Bethlehem


New shelters in Aida camp in the 1950s

Aida camp was established in 1950 on an area of 66 dunums between the towns of Bethlehem and Beit Jala. UNRWA's installations in the camp also provide services for the refugees in nearby Beit Jibrin camp. Health services are provided by the UNRWA health centre in the sub-area office in nearby Bethlehem.

As with other camps in the West Bank, Aida camp faces severe overcrowding. There is no vacant space in the camp to build a badly needed community centre.


* Registered Refugee Population: 4,456
* Special hardship cases: 152 families.
* Number of damaged shelters that have been affected due to the IDF incursions in - the West Bank since the beginning of the Intifada till March 2004: 29 in which 29 were assisted.
* Number of families receiving emergency food rations: 478
* Number of pupils: Male: 885, Female: 725
* During the current Intifada, the Girls’ school sustained severe damages. The school was renovated and the damages were fixed. (information retrieved on June 27, 2007)

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