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al-Am'ari Refugee Camp
Arabic transcription(s)
 • Arabicمخيّم الأمعري
al-Am'ari Refugee Camp is located in the Palestinian territories
al-Am'ari Refugee Camp
al-Am'ari Refugee Camp
Location of al-Am'ari Refugee Camp within Palestine
Coordinates: 31°53′38.60″N 35°12′41.52″E / 31.8940556°N 35.2115333°E / 31.8940556; 35.2115333Coordinates: 31°53′38.60″N 35°12′41.52″E / 31.8940556°N 35.2115333°E / 31.8940556; 35.2115333
StateState of Palestine
GovernorateRamallah and al-Bireh
 • TypeRefugee Camp
 • Total90 dunams (9 ha or 20 acres)
 • Total5,719
 • Density64,000/km2 (160,000/sq mi)

al-Am'ari Refugee Camp (Arabic: مخيّم الأمعري‎) is a Palestinian refugee camp in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate, located 2 kilometers South of Al Bireh in the central West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the Camp had a population of 5,719 inhabitants in mid-year 2006.[1] The al-Am'ari camp has 10,377 registered refugees.[2] The al-Am'ari camp was established in 1949 on 90 dunums within the municipal boundaries of al-Bireh. By 1957, all tents in the camp were replaced with cement block shelters. Like most of the West Bank camps, Amari suffers from overcrowding, poor sewerage and water networks. The camp falls in under Palestinian Authority control.[2] The refugee camp has 2 schools, the boys school has 1250 pupils and the girls school has 970 pupils.[2]

The al-Am'ari camp's football team has won the Palestine football championship several times and has been designated to represent Palestine in regional and international competitions.[2]

Ramzi Aburedwan was raised in Am'ari.[3][4]

In 2016, the German gangster Rapper "Kollegah" founded the "Kollegah educational school", which provides education for the children living in the Camp.[5]


  1. ^ Localities in Ramallah & Al Bireh Governorate by Type of Locality and Population Estimates, 2007-2016 Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)
  2. ^ a b c d The Camp administered by the United Nations subsidiary organ, UNRWA
  3. ^ Gray, Louise (September 2012). "Reflections of Palestine". New Internationalist (455): 34.
  4. ^ Flood, Zoe (8 December 2008). "Palestine's secret oasis". New Statesman. 137 (4926): 56–57.
  5. ^ Bosshaft TV (2016-11-29), KOLLEGAH IN PALÄSTINA (Eine StreetCinema Dokumentation), retrieved 2016-11-30

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