There are currently 42,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria who have been forced into Lebanon as a result of the crisis in Syria. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees expect 80,000 Palestinians by the end of the year. Others estimate the December 2013 number will exceed 100,000.
by Dr. Franklin Lamb
It’s a very beautiful fall day here in Beirut today. Twenty-five years ago this week since the massacre at the Palestinian refugee camps at Sabra-Shatilla.Read more
Kanj, an engineer by training, takes the reader through a detailed, personal account of life in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon. Often with meticulous (sometimes overly so) detail, the author focuses on the elements of refugee life which are hard to fathom for those unfamiliar with the density and poor conditions associated with camp life.
Children of Catastrophe
This book tells the remarkable story of one such refugee, following his journey from childhood in the Nahr El Bared Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, becoming a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), through to eventual emigration, a new life as an engineer in the United States, and a ‘return’ trip to historic Palestine.
Dr. Franklin Lamb
One largely unnoticed achievement of the Iranian President’s visit remains among the Palestinian refugee community in Lebanon. Close to a quarter million of whom are “ living in cages” to borrow President Carter’s description during his meeting this week with Hamas leader Khaled Mashall in Damascus, to describe how their sisters and brothers are forced to exist in Gaza.