Displaced Allawis Find Little Rrelief in Impoverished North

What is affected
Housing private
Water, sanitation and elictricity
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 05 August 2008
Region MENA [ Middle East/North Africa ]
Country Lebanon
Location Beirut

Affected persons

Total 25000
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution Stop eviction. Authorities provide reparation for those dispossessed, injured and killed.
Details LEBANON Displaced Allawis find little relief in impoverished north.doc
COHRE CERD rpt on roma in italy.pdf
Forced eviction

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Israeli military, July War 2006; armed factions in Nahr al-Barid battles, 2008
Brief narrative “When Israel did air strikes [in 2006] they dropped leaflets warning us to leave the village. These Salafis are trying to drive us out of the country,” said Mohammed, a member of the Allawi sect, an off-shoot of Shia Islam, referring to followers of an extremist doctrine of Sunni Islam.

Since May, long-standing historical grievances between the Allawis of Tripoli’s Jebel Mohsen neighbourhood and Sunnis living in adjacent Bab al-Tabbaneh have morphed into an intractable armed conflict, spurred on by political cleavages in Beirut and a rising tide of Sunni radicalism in the country.

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