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Conflict Incident Report

Over 300 refugees evicted from Zahle

Date of incident: 
December 21, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

The Syrian refugees residing in the Zahle camp were evicted by the Lebanese Army on Dec. 24 Zapater explained. The location was comprised of some 67 tents, with 323 individuals from 74 families affected by the move.

A source from within the camp said that that the refugees are currently seeking shelter at a barn in the area or with their relatives until they move. He had told The Daily Star that the families were given until Dec. 21 to leave. He said that most of them did so, but others were unable to because of rain. “[We] were warned around 15 days ago,” the source said.

“When Dec. 21 arrived and we removed [the tents], there was no place for us to go.”

Primary category: 
Restrictions on Residents [inc. curfews]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Border conflicts (Syrian border)
Violations, disputes and/or conflicts arising between rival armed groups along the Lebanese/Syrian borders which involve parties or militant groups from the Lebanese and Syrian side in both Lebanon and Syria. These conflicts also encompass transnational groups (such as faith-based regional groups, e.g. ISIS, al-Nusra Front) that cannot be considered as strictly Syrian, Lebanese or of any other national entity.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Conflicts of social discrimination
Violent and unjust treatment of different categories of people and individuals based on race, age, gender or sexuality, committed by the State, groups and individuals, related to a lack of protection and rights, inefficiency of the Justice system and persisting social and economic vulnerabilities.