World Refugee Day: the Hidden Truth of Refugees
Balata Camp is the largest refugee camp in the West Bank
The area is 0.25 km2.
The population registered by the UNRWA are 26,500 but the real number in the camp are 28,000.
The unemployment rate in Balata camp is more than 25%.
There are 4 schools in 3 buildings with 6500 students.
Health-care facilities: 1 UNRWA clinic and 2 other health-care centers.
The poverty rate in Balata camp is more than 45%.
More than 40% of the people suffer from chronic diseases (Diabetic, pressure and nerves and respiratory diseases) because of the overcrowded population.
Major problems in Balata:
• High unemployment
• Bad water and sewage network
• High population density
• Overcrowded schools
Video edition: Gonzalo Boronat Badía (Butidog Media)
Realization: Ruth Marjalizo
Translation: Mohammed Saleh and Ruth Marjalizo