Lebanon: Urgent Aid Needed

‘They called it a second nakba (catastrophe). “The first one in 1948 was a black and white nakba, it was easy to know who our enemies were. This one is more colorful.” This is how Palestinian refugees from Nahr al Bared camp described their flight to Badawi refugee camp, about twenty kilometers away. Their escape, as with their experience under fire in the Nahr al Bared camp, was traumatizing. Not only did they escape Fatah al Islam sniper fire and the Lebanese army's heavy artillery shelling, they also encountered a third group along the way, a militia group they identified as a local, Tripoli Sunni group who seems to have been operating inside Nahr al Bared camp as well,’ writes Dr Marcy Newman, who calls for urgent aid for the refugees.

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