Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Nahr el-Bared in the news

Reconstruction work for Nahr el-Bared set to begin
Rebuilding of 150 structures in phase one will take one year
By Michael Bluhm
Daily Star staff
Wednesday, August 12, 2009

BEIRUT: A contractor will soon begin laying the foundations for the reconstruction of Palestinians’ homes destroyed at the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp during the battle in mid-2007, officials for the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) told The Daily Star on Tuesday. The first part of the rebuilding effort – of a sector with some 150 structures, including housing for about 500 families – will take about a year to complete, meaning that refugee families will return to their homes next summer, about three years since the conflict erupted in May 2007, said Charles Higgins, UNRWA’s project director for Nahr al-Bared. More than three months of fighting between the Leba­nese Armed Forces and Fatah al-Islam militants largely leveled the camp, which had officially been home to more than 31,000 Palestinian refugees.

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