Deir 'Ammar (camp)

Deir 'Ammar (camp)
Deir Ammar Refugee Camp
Other transcription(s)
 - Arabic مخيّم دير عمّار
Deir Ammar Refugee Camp is located in the Palestinian territories
Deir Ammar Refugee Camp
Location of Deir Ammar Refugee Camp within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 31°57′57.22″N 35°05′55.98″E / 31.9658944°N 35.0988833°E / 31.9658944; 35.0988833Coordinates: 31°57′57.22″N 35°05′55.98″E / 31.9658944°N 35.0988833°E / 31.9658944; 35.0988833
Governorate Ramallah & al-Bireh
 - Type Refugee Camp
 - Jurisdiction 145 dunams (0.1 km2 / 0.1 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 - Jurisdiction 2,229

Deir Ammar (Arabic: مخيّم دير عمّار‎) is a Palestinian refugee camp in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate, located 30 kilometers (19 mi) northwest of Ramallah in the northern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the camp had a population of 2,229 inhabitants in mid-year 2006.[1]

The Deir Ammar camp was established in 1949 on a plot of land belonging to non-refugee residents of the village of Deir Ammar. In return, UNRWA's installations in the camp also provide services to non-refugee villagers. The camp falls under joint Israeli/Palestinian control in "Area B".[2] The refugee camp has 2 schools, the boys school has 680 pupils and the girls school has 735 pupils.[2]


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