Khan Younis refugee camp is located about two kilometres from the
Mediterranean coast, north of Rafah. It lies west of the town of Khan
Younis, a major commercial centre and stop-off point on the ancient
trade route to Egypt.
Fleeing their homes during the 148 Arab-Israeli war, 35,000 refugees took shelter in the camp. Most were from the Be’er Sheva area. Today, Khan Younis camp is home to 87,816 refugees.
Life for nearly all refugees in the camp has become increasingly difficult because of the blockade on Gaza, with has caused a dramatic deterioration of socio-economic conditions, including ever growing unemployment and poverty rates. Fewer and fewer families can provide for themselves, leaving a staggering proportion of the population dependent on UNRWA’s food and cash assistance. As in other camps across the Gaza Strip, basic hygiene is another big concern with 90 per cent of the camp’s water supply being unfit for human consumption.
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