Shatila refugee camp
The Shatila refugee camp (Arabic: مخيم شاتيلا), also known as the Chatila refugee camp, is a refugee camp for Palestinian refugees set up in 1949. It is located in southern Beirut, Lebanon and houses more than 9,842 registered refugees. Shatila was set up by the International Committee of the Red Cross to accommodate hundreds of refugees who came there after 1948. They were from from villages around the area of Amka, Majd al-Krum and Yajur in northern Palestine.
The Sabra and Shatila massacre was the slaughter of between 762 and 3,500 civilians, mostly Palestinians and Lebanese Shiites, by a Lebanese Christian militia in the Sabra neighborhood and Shatila from approximately 6:00 pm 16 September to 8:00 am 18 September 1982.
The camp comprises approximately one square kilometer and thus has an exceptionally high population density.
UNRWA operates one health center and two primary schools within the camp. Non-governmental organizations active in the camp include Al-Najda, Beit Atfal Al-Soumoud, Norwegian Peoples' Aid, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society and the Association Najdeh.
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