Bourj Barajneh October 26th 2011 This morning we visited our fourth Refugee Camp. We were told today that all these camps were constructed on land one kilometer by one kilometer. Originally established in 1948 the intention was that they would be there for three years and house between six and eight thousand people.
Even now the UN mandate must be renewed every three years. The UN pays for 100 administration staff and at ev ... read more
Middle East » Lebanon » Beirut Lebanon has made progress toward rebuilding its political institutions since 1991 and the end of the devastating 15-year civil war. Under the Ta'if Accord - the blueprint for national reconciliation - the Lebanese have established a more equitable po... ... read more