Cluster bombs remain in Lebanon

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 24 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:412
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    Life in Lebanon was slowly returning to normal last week as aid convoys reached the most isolated parts of the south for the first time since the conflict began, and hundreds of thousands of refugees returned home.

    But many southern villages are likely to be uninhabitable for months to come. In Aita al-Shaab, a scene of heavy fighting, only 100 of the town's 1300 houses were still fit for habitation, said Jack Redden, a spokesman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. A convoy of tents and plastic sheeting was dispatched on Monday from Damascus in Syria to provide temporary shelter.

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