Mar Elias refugee camp

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

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

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