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Nuseirat Camp

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Nuseirat Camp

Nuseirat camp
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic مخيّم النصيرات
Nuseirat camp is located in the Palestinian territories
Nuseirat camp
Nuseirat camp
Location of Nuseirat camp within Palestine
Governorate Deir al-Balah
 • Type Refugee Camp
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 64,423

Nuseirat (Arabic: مخيّم النصيرات‎) is a Palestinian refugee camp located five kilometers north-east of Deir al-Balah. The refugee camp is in the Deir al-Balah Governorate, Gaza Strip. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the Refugee Camp had a population of 64,423 in mid-year 2006.[1]

The Nuseirat camp was named after the local Nuseirat tribe, part of the larger Hanajira confederation, that historically dominated the area between Deir al-Balah and Gaza. Most refugees came from the southern areas of Palestine such as Beersheba and the coastal plain. Prior to the camp's establishment by UNRWA, the roughly 16,000 original refugees settled in the grounds of a former British military prison at the site.[2]


  1. ^ Projected Mid -Year Population for Deir al Balah Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006 Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
  2. ^ Nuseirat Refugee Camp. UNRWA.

External links

  • Nuseirat articles from UNWRA
  • Welcome To al-Nusayrat R.C.
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