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Reconstruction in the South

Taibe3 Four months having passed since the cease-fire, reconstruction is moving ahead at a fast pace in the South of Lebanon. Still, the war scared towns and cities all over the region – thousands of bullet marks on walls, half destroyed buildings, as well as a bridge exposing its skeleton – in consequence of previous bombing campaigns.

In such war-torn situations JEN is visiting cities and villages to explore needs of populations. However, it takes extra efforts to get to areas to which access is hindered because of slow progress toward removal of duds and reconstruction of roads. When we visited a marginalized village, even a main road to the municipal hall was blocked under dud-removing operations. A detour was stopped as well for pavement construction. We necessarily asked workers to suspend construction for a while on our way to and from the municipality. Upon our arrival to the hall, the leader warmly welcomed us as any other international aid agencies has not come to his village. 20061204_leban_jpf_distribution_khiam2_2 

JEN would continue efforts to render assistance to such marginalized villages in the South of Lebanon.

December 7, 2006 in Lebanon |