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Encyclopedia > Mar Elias

Mar Elias (Arabic: مار الياس) is a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, by Beirut. The camp is exclusively Christian, when the refugees arrived the Christian Palestinians asked for a camp separate from the Muslim Palestinians, the UN complied and established Mar Elias.[citations needed] Arabic ( or just ) is the largest living member of the Semitic language family in terms of speakers. ... The term Palestinian has other usages, for which see definitions of Palestinian. ... Refugee camp for Rwandans located in what is now the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo following the Rwandan Genocide A refugee camp is a temporary camp built up by governments or NGOs (such as the ICRC) to receive refugees. ... For other uses, see Beirut (disambiguation). ... The Palestinian Christians are Palestinians who follow Christianity. ...

In 2002 there were 1,406 registered refugees in the camp. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...

See also

List of Palestinian refugee camps with current population and year they were established: Gaza, 8 camps, 478,854 refugees 1948, Beach camp (Shati), 76,109 1949, Bureij, 30,059 1948, Deir el-Balah, 20,188 1948, Jabalia (Jabalyia, Abalyia), 103,646 1949, Khan Yunis, 60,662 1949, Maghazi, 22,536...

External links and references

  • http://www.un.org/unrwa/refugees/lebanon/marelias.html



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