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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Photostory: Burj el-Shemali Refugee Camp - Lebanon

Photostory: Burj el-Shemali Refugee Camp - Lebanon
Stefan Christoff, The Electronic Intifada, 14 August 2005

Burj el-Shemali is a Palestinian refugee camp located in Southern Lebanon on the outskirts of the city of Tyre. Upwards of 20 000 refugees reside in Burj el-Shemali, which is one of Lebanon's most impoverished camps. Burj el-Shemali like other camps in the south such as Rashidieh Camp is home to cases of extreme poverty, thousands of camp residents are essentially homeless, residing in make-shift shelters with zinc roofing, without basic plumbing, water supply and little income.

To view an extended photo essay on Burj el-Shemali camp from the Independent Media Center of Beirut visit Indymedia Quebec.

To visit the official website of Burj el-Shemali refugee camp click here.

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