|• Arabic||مخيم المغازي|
|• Type||Refugee Camp|
|• Jurisdiction||559 dunams (0.559 km2 or 0.216 sq mi)|
Maghazi (Arabic: مخيم المغازي) is located in the Deir al-Balah Governorate in the central Gaza Strip. It is a Palestinian refugee camp that was established in 1949. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the Refugee Camp had a population of 24,284 in mid-year 2006. The refugee camp is built on 559 dunums (0.6 km²).
Before the Gaza Strip's closure to Israel in 2000 following the Al-Aqsa Intifada, most residents had taken a number of various jobs in Israel or worked as farmers at local tells and pastures. There is a weekly souk, or open-air market, on Sunday in which residents buy or sell goods from their workshops, bakeries, cafes, diners and grocery lots.
Maghazi has three elementary schools and 2 junior high schools run by the UNRWA. 6,407 pupils had enrolled at these schools in the 2004-2005 year. In 1998, the UNRWA provided integrated educational services to 1,264 children with disabilities. There are a number of youth activities that involve in athletics, social and cultural programs.
- Projected Mid -Year Population for Deir al Balah Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006 Archived 2011-05-19 at the Wayback Machine. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
- http://www.unhchr.ch/Huridocda/Huridoca.nsf/(Symbol)/E.CN.4.2003.G.29.En?Opendocument Question of the Violation of Human Rights in the Occupied Arab Territories Including Palestine