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Displaced

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UNHCR begins reconstruction after fire in camp kills seven kids

Reconstruction began over the weekend at an informal tented settlement for Syrian refugees in Western Bekaa after a devastating fire left seven children dead and dozens of shelters destroyed. The children were killed when a fire, believed to have been caused by a faulty a gas cylinder, tore through 30 tents Thursday, the U.N. refugee agency said. Two adults and an eighth child are being treated for injuries, according to the UNHCR. Much like the existing settlement, the new tents will be made of wood and plastic sheeting atop concrete bases. But Josep Zapater, head of the UNHCR office in…

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Displaced

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Fire at refugee settlement in West Bekaa kills eight

A fire caused by a gas cylinder explosion killed or injured over 10 people, the majority of them children, in a Syrian refugee settlement near Ghazzeh in Western Bekaa Thursday. The state-run National News Agency cited the Civil Defense as saying that eight people were killed and four injured in the fire. Hady Mghammes, who works with the NGO Beyond Association and was on the scene, said the number of casualties could increase and that “over 30 tents” burned down. Source & Link: The Daily Star

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Susannah Walden

Women's rights

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Groups fight gender-based violence

Another year and the battle against gender-based violence is still being hard-fought in Lebanon. To mark the 26th global “16 days of activism against gender-based violence” campaign, local and international organizations rallied to bring the issue further to the fore. “Based on our work ... I would say that 2017 compared to 2007 there is definitely an increase in the public awareness toward issues related to GBV,” Roula Masri, director of programs at local NGO ABAAD, told The Daily Star, pointing to increased media, social and governmental attention paid to the issue. “Of course it’s not enough,” she added. “But…

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Sylviane Zehil

Displaced

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Lazzarini à L’OLJ L’avenir des réfugiés syriens sera dans leur pays

La communauté internationale pèsera-t-elle de tout son poids pour soutenir les efforts de stabilisation du pays du Cèdre ? Philippe Lazzarini, coordonnateur spécial adjoint des Nations unies pour le Liban, coordonnateur de l'action humanitaire et représentant résident du Programme des Nations unies pour le développement (PNUD) au Liban, qui a présenté jeudi dernier aux membres du Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU un bilan détaillé sur la mise en œuvre de la résolution 1701 (2006), met en exergue, dans un entretien accordé à L'Orient-Le Jour au Palais de verre, la solidarité « unanime de la communauté internationale à soutenir et à…

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Finbar Anderson

Special Tribunal for Lebanon

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Despite objections, STL chamber accepts report, Philips testifies

A heated argument over the submission of a new report into evidence carried on into its second day Thursday at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. Defense counsel Dorothee Le Fraper du Hellen, whose client Hassan Merhi is one of four accused of complicity in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, had argued the previous day that the prosecution’s report should not be tendered into evidence, nor should its author, John Edward Philips, be allowed to testify on its contents. Philips’ report had been commissioned after Le Fraper du Hellen’s cross-examination of prosecution analyst Andrew Donaldson, in which she…

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خالد موسى

Special Tribunal for Lebanon

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Defense halts testimony of Special Tribunal expert witness

«زلزال» العدالة فــــي لاهاي استأنفت جلساتها بمناقشة طلب إعادة الاستماع إلى خبير الاتصالات فيليبس الادّعاء يقدّم تقريراً جديداً عن وجود رقم ثالث «رمادي» استخدمه المتهم مرعي خالد موسى استأنفت غرفة الدرجة الأولى في المحكمة الدولية الخاصة بلبنان أمس جلساتها في لاهاي، في قضية المتهمين الخمسة في جريمة اغتيال الرئيس رفيق الحريري. وتطرقت المحكمة خلال جلستها إلى قضية إسناد هاتف جديد إلى المتهم حسن حبيب مرعي إضافة إلى الهواتف الأخرى التي وردت في تقرير كل من خبيرَي الإتصالات أندرو دونالدسون وإدوارد فيليبس. وطلب فريق الإدعاء إعادة استجواب فيليبس والإستماع إلى تقريره الجديد حول الرقم الجديد لتقديمه كدليل لأنه ذات طبيعة مهمة…

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Special Tribunal for Lebanon

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STL spokesperson said that STL reached the end

رمضان لـ«المستقبل»: طلب لتمديد ولايتها 3 سنوات  المحكمة الدولية في مرحلتها النهائية.. وقرار اتهامي جديد كشفت الناطقة بإسم المحكمة الدولية الخاصة بلبنان وجد رمضان لـ«المستقبل» أنّ «رئيسة المحكمة القاضية إيفانا هردليشكوفا راسلت الأمين العام للأمم المتحدة أنطونيو غوتيريس مؤخراً، وطلبت منه تمديد ولاية المحكمة الدولية لثلاث سنوات إضافية، مع العلم أن هذه الولاية تنتهي في 28 شباط العام 2018، ويُفترض ان يُجيب الأمين العام على هذا الطلب بعد التشاور مع السلطات اللبنانية ومجلس الأمن». وأوضحت رمضان لـ«المستقبل»، أن «كل قضية تنظر فيها المحكمة تمرّ بخمس مراحل: الأولى التحقيقات والقرار الاتهامي إذا وُجد، والثانية الإجراءات التمهيدية ما قبل المحاكمة، الثالثة المحاكمة…

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Antoine Abou Diwan

Women's rights

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Lawyers to present new draft law on civil marriage

The Beirut Bar Association Thursday unveiled a draft law that if adopted would make civil marriage possible in Lebanon. Lebanon does not have a single personal status code. Laws covering marriage, divorce, child custody and inheritance are administered by more than a dozen religious courts of the subjects’ sects, leaving couples that wish to wed in a civil ceremony just one option – get married abroad and register the marriage with their respective religious authority upon returning to Lebanon. “Getting married abroad in a civil way, then having the marriage recognized in Lebanon – it’s ridiculous,” lawyer Zeina Obeid told…

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Mohammed Zaatari

Children rights

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Child labor on the rise due to economic situation

Despite a number of international treaties forbidding child labor, more kids were entering workplaces across Lebanon due to the economic situation of many Lebanese and Syrian families, head of south Lebanon’s chamber of commerce said Thursday. The comments from Mohammad Saleh came during a workshop on combatting child labor in agriculture organized by the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Sidon and the South. “Children are not allowed to work if they are under 15-years-old, according to the international treaties,” Saleh said. “But due to the difficult economic and living conditions of many Lebanese families and the crisis of…

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