Mar Elias refugee camp

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This article is about refugee camp in Lebanon. For other uses, see Mar Elias (disambiguation).

Mar Elias (Arabic: مار الياس‎) is a Palestinian refugee camp in the southwestern part of Beirut, Lebanon. The camp was founded in 1952 by the Mar Elias Greek Orthodox convent[1] and is composed mainly of Christian Palestinians (almost all the rest of the refugee camps contain Muslim Palestinians). It is named after the Christian saint Mar Elias.

In 2002 there were 1,406 registered refugees in the camp.


  1. ^ "Mar Elias Refugee Camp". Lebanon Camp Profiles. United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 

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Coordinates: 33°52′38″N 35°29′19″E / 33.87722°N 35.48861°E / 33.87722; 35.48861