Rebuilding Palestinian Livelihoods in Yarmouk Camp

by Jafra Foundation for Relief and Youth Development Vetted since 2018 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit


Despite being the 'Capital of Diaspora' the political, economic and cultural weight of the Syrian crisis has significantly weakened Yarmouk camp and its people. The suffering has been widespread due to military action, displacement, besiegement, domination, detention, destruction and death of Palestinians in Syria. Jafra aims to provide these people essentials - food, safe water, shelter - a means to pave their way to return to Yarmouk.

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The military campaign launched in Yarmouk Camp, lasting one month, has caused immense damage and destruction to the area, leaving 80% of the camp destroyed, and many of its residents forced to migrate. These refugees are at risk of starvation, disease, exposure. This project targets these individuals, who remain historically under-served and marginalized and encourages them to return, to access these services, and to begin to rebuild their lives.


Jafra is providing immediate emergency relief - including nutritional foods, sleeping materials, rubble removal, water trucking, waste management, and rehabilitation of shelter- to the most vulnerable residing in Yarmouk Camp. With basic needs addressed, refugees, with the support of Jafra, can focus on the rehabilitation of their homes and communities.

Long-Term Impact

Jafra was founded in 2002 in Yarmouk Camp by the grassroots community efforts of Palestinian refugees. The ongoing displacement and effects of the conflict on our own staff has taught us how to meet the real and identified needs of those often shadowed in times of war. Through continuation of Jafra's humanitarian programming in Yarmouk, Jafra will pave a road home for refugees, protecting and revitalizing their community for a better future.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Jafra Foundation for Relief and Youth Development

Organization Information

Jafra Foundation for Relief and Youth Development

Location: Beirut - Lebanon
Website: https:/​/​
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Twitter: @JafraFoundation
Project Leader:
Kristin Hall
Beirut, Lebanon
$5,930 raised of $50,000 goal
49 donations
$44,070 to go
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