Lebanon Has Experience of Migrants

Maybe Lebanon could teach the world how to deal with refugees.

Forty years ago there were Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, living in a shanty camp, their shelters made of whatever materials they could find; mainly heavy duty plastic sheeting and corrugated iron. There were four thousand people to one tap and they were classed as second-class workers, which meant they rarely, if ever, found work. I remember not understanding how they could live without money and also of my beloved father, who knew everything in my child world, not being able to give me an answer.

What happened to those Palestinian refugees? Did they stay during successive wars to the present day and contribute to Lebanon?

Let Lebanon, one of the most beautiful countries in the world, teach the rest of us how to deal with refugees.

LucyLou

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