Sunday, October 14, 2007

In Pictures: Displaced Palestinians await return to their Lebanon refugee camp

Displaced Palestinian boy in Beddawi campUncertain future

The battle between Fatah al-Islam militants and the army in a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon may have ended, but the crisis continues for Nahr al-Bared's 31,000 former residents.

Most have lost homes, possessions and livelihoods, while some also lost relatives among the 40 civilians killed. Many displaced live in a nearby refugee camp in cramped conditions, unsure of their future.

About 400 families were granted permission to return to the camp on 10 October.

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