9. Farah, R. A Report on the Psychological Effects of Overcrowding in Refugee Camps in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. International Development Research Centre (IDRC). 2000: 24 pp.

This report is based on a visit to refugee camps in the West Bank and Gaza, between the 3rd and 23rd of November, 1999. Consequently, this report is the result of visits to various camps, interviews with various social segments of the refugee community, including visits to their homes and discussions with volunteer community workers and representatives of international governmental organizations (IGOs) and Non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Furthermore, the report assesses the pervasiveness of the effects of overcrowding and provides recommendations as to which areas require the greatest attention. Finally, it is important to emphasize that this report addresses policy-makers and donor countries to help them formulate policies, identify priorities, plan and support relevant projects in refugee camps.