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OPT/Lebanon: Situation Report, 13 Jun 2007


Situation in the north: Heavy clashes continued between Lebanese Army and Fateh al-Islam. Only one UNRWA staff member now remains inside Nahr el-Bared. The humanitarian situation inside Nahr el-Bared continues to deteriorate. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) evacuated around 216 civilians from Nahr el-Bared on 12 June. It is estimated 6,029 families have left Nahr el-Bared so far.

In neighbouring Beddawi Camp, all UNRWA installations (other than schools) are operating normally. UNRWA Emergency Operations continues in north Lebanon Area. Food parcels were distributed to host families in Beddawi and surroundings. Similar distribution in other areas will be taking place during this week.

Situation in CLA (Beirut): All UNRWA installations are operating normally. The Lebanese Army is patrolling the area around the Mieh Mieh camp. Some 414 displaced families from Nahr el-Bared Camp have arrived to the Beirut area so far.

Situation in Beqaa: All UNRWA operations in Beqaa area are functioning normally. A total of 102 displaced families have arrived in the Beqaa area.

Situation in Tyre: All installations operating normally. A total of 216 displaced families from Nahr el-Bared Camp arrived in the Tyre area.

Situation in Saida: UNRWA Installations in Saida area are operating normally. A total of 294 displaced families have arrived in Saida from Nahr el-Bared Camp. Most of the displaced families that had fled Ein El Hilweh camp last week have returned to the camp.