Nearly 20 percent of Lebanese population displaced by fighting

Nearly 20 percent of Lebanese population displaced by fighting – Haaretz – Israel News:

The United Nations estimated this week that 500,000 people have been displaced in Lebanon due to the fighting with Israel – nearly 20 percent of the Lebanese population.

Between 130,000 and 150,000 are estimated to have fled to Syria, and about 45,000 are believed to be in need of assistance.

Israel renewed its bombing of targets in Lebanon on Friday, warning hundreds of thousands of southern Lebanon residents to flee northward.


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Posted on July 22, 2006, in News and politics. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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