Beddawi Camp:

Beddawi camp was established by UNRWA in 1955 on bout 1 Km2, Beddawi camp is 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 the Lebanese armed forces and the radical militant group, Fatah Al-Islam, forced 27,000 refugees to flee. Beddawi’s population swelled from 15,000 to 30,000 almost overnight.

At mid-2009, around 10,000 displaced people were still living in Beddawi and surrounding areas. This put a huge strain on UNRWA’s services in Beddawi and placed further burdens on Beddawi’s residents themselves.

About 1200 displaced families from NBC are still living in Beddawi camp and the adjacent area, besides to about 9000 Palestinian refugee families from Syria and about 400 families of Syrian nationality. 

UNRWA has built 2 prefabricated school buildings for displaced children from NBC, 1357 students from NBC are receiving education there in addition to 568 students from the Palestinian refugees from Syria. UNRWA expanded Beddawi’s health center capacity to provide the primary healthcare services and constructing a new water tower of capacity of 275 m3 to cope with the increased population.

  • More than 20,866 registered refugees
  • Seven schools, including one secondary school and 2 prefabricated schools for  NBC displaced and PRS.
  • One kindergarten (French Medium)
  • One health center

  • Health
  • Education
  • Social safety-net
  • Relief and social services
  • Disability
  • Women’s centre
  • Community-based rehabilitation

  • Poverty
  • Unemployment
  • Huge population influx from Nahr el-Bared and PRS
  • Huge demand for UNRWA services from increased population
  • Vertical constructions
  • Urgent need for new cemetery

Beit Atfal Assumoud Center: 

The Al Beddawi Center was established in 1987 through a sponsorship program. In 1991, a new social and cultural center was constructed through support from the Malaysian Sociological Research Center and the Malaysian government.

Projects and Programs
1.Family Happiness Project (Sponsorship)
3.Remedial Classes
4.Vocational Training
5.Dental Clinic
6.Family Guidance Center
7.Reproductive Health & Peed Education
8.Recreational Activities
9.Art & Cultural activities