Since the Beirut port blast that occurred on the 4th of August, 2020, dozens of people have been evicted from their homes in the neighborhoods adjacent to the port. The residents left due to the damage and trauma – old and young, born here or recently settled, renters and owners, Lebanese and immigrants. Shops, workshops, offices, restaurants, bars, schools, etc. were damaged. Electricity and water were completely cut off in many of the affected neighborhoods, and buildings were left damaged and uninhabitable. These factors contributed to the rapid exodus of the population out of the area. Article published in Issue 25 of the Peace Building Supplement, UNDP
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