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Palestinians return to ruined Lebanese camp

Inside Nahr al-Bared refugee camp, Lebanon

Fighting between Islamist militants and the Lebanese army has left this Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon in ruins. These photos were taken inside the camp in October.

Inside Nahr al-Bared refugee camp, Lebanon

Most of the 40,000 Palestinian refugees in the Nahr al-Bared camp fled during the fighting. Some are returning, to find nearly every house badly damaged and many destroyed.

Inside Nahr al-Bared refugee camp, Lebanon

The UN estimates that up to 85% of the Nahr al-Bared camp's infrastructure has been fully or partially destroyed. Three months of fighting ended in early September.

Inside Nahr al-Bared refugee camp, Lebanon

The Lebanese army has granted permission to about 400 families to return to Nahr al-Bared.

Inside Nahr al-Bared refugee camp, Lebanon

Nearly 500 people died during the fighting. Lebanese officials have warned that the militants buried an unknown number of their comrades in mass graves inside the camp.

Inside Nahr al-Bared refugee camp, Lebanon

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA) is seeking a relief fund of more than $50m to provide for those displaced from the camp and for those who are returning.





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