Long-term Postwar Displacement

What is affected
Housing Social/public
Housing private
Land Social/public
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 17 December 2006
Region MENA [ Middle East/North Africa ]
Country Lebanon
Location South

Affected persons

Total 194000
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution
Details Lebanon+-December+2006.pdf
Forced eviction

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Zhou Zhengyi, Chen Liangjun, District Government Officials
Brief narrative Some 180,000 people, or one-fifth of the ca. 970,000 originally affected, remain in a situation of internal displacement in Lebanon following the hostilities between the Shiite militant and political organisation Hizbollah and Israeli security forces in summer 2006. Most of the displaced returned to their homes in south Lebanon and the southern suburbs of Beirut immediately following a UN-brokered ceasefire in August 2006. However the destruction of homes and infrastructure, the presence of cluster bombs, and loss of livelihoods are significant obstacles to the return and sustainable reintegration of displaced people. In addition, the overall stability of the country is in doubt as disputes have intensified between Lebanon’s diverse political parties.

See: \r\n\r\nhttp://www.internal-displacement.org/8025708F004CE90B/(httpCountries)/99D28A56726B48B9802570A7004CCFD8?OpenDocument

See also: http://www.internal-displacement.org/8025708F004BE3B1/(httpInfoFiles)/7477F5A7D2C2844AC125763F00535B41/$file/Lebanon_Overview_Sep09.pdf
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