Jeremana Palestinian camp, Syria
13 Dec 2010
Jaramana camp was established in 1948 on an area of 0.03 square kilometres. In 1967, Palestinians who had taken refuge in the Golan Heights and were displaced as a result of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war moved into the camp. There are now more than 18,500 registered refugees in living in the camp.
Jaramana's main problem and concern is the demolition of shelters by the government due to construction of a highway to Jaramana. Other major problems recognized by UNRWA are:
* Loans not available
* Shelters need upgrading
* High unemployment rate
* Education level decreasing
* Marriage between relatives
* Widespread early marriage and divorce
* Relocated refugees living in rented houses
* Lack of compensation for refugees whose shelters were demolished
* Most refugees collect plastic from garbage, exposing themselves to disease.
All the above information was taken from the UNRWA report.
Here are some my portraits from the camp.. I have no more words left about the situation.