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Wavel (Arabic: وافل‎) is a Palestinian refugee camp near the city of Baalbeck in Lebanon. It was originally a French army barrack, but in 1948 refugees from the 1948 Arab-Israeli war found shelter there. In 1952, UNRWA took over responsibility for providing services in the camp.

Wavel today[edit]

As of 2013, there are 8806 registered refugees in the camp. In 2009 there were approximately 3000 refugees within the camp and a similar number living outside the camp.[1] There are also two UNRWA schools, including a secondary school and one health centre. Major issues affecting the camp are harsh living conditions, high school drop-out rate and limited empoyment opportunities[2]


  1. ^ Norway Lebanon.org The Ambassador visits Wavel Camp and UNRWA schools
  2. ^ UNRWA Wavel Profile

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Coordinates: 33°59′56.27″N 36°11′35.46″E / 33.9989639°N 36.1931833°E / 33.9989639; 36.1931833