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    AIN BELWEH & EL ANSARA CAMPS, SOUTHERN LEBANON

    With the onset of winter United Nations relief workers are in a race against time to provide tent accommodation for thousands of refugees living in the war-ravaged camps of southern Lebanon.

  • Description

    1. GV PAN People walking through debris, some which is being cleared by bulldozer, at Ain Belweh camp in southern Lebanon. 0.10
    2. SCU Reporter question Swedish abut living in tents at camp. (English SOT). 0.41
    3. GV Camp area. 0.50
    4. GV Workers prepare cement floor for tent. (2 SHOTS) 1.06
    5. GV Israel soldiers and UNRWA officials at camp. 1.17
    6. GV PAN People in makeshift homes amidst rubble. 1.24
    7. SV Palestinian women airing their grievances to film crew. (Arabic SOT). 1.36
    8. CU PULL BACK TO SV UNRWA officials discuss with refugees plans to re-build camp. (2 SHOTS) 1.52
    9. CU PULL BACK TO GV Young child sits in rubble as others walk past him. 1.58
    10. GV Israeli soldiers in armoured personnel carriers watching over camp. 2.02
    11. GV PULL BACK TO LV Israeli soldiers watch over refugees and campsite. 2.17
    12. CU Sign outside El Ansar detention centre, near Nabatiyah. 2.22
    13. GV PAN Barbed wire fences around mine field at centre; sign warns of mines. (2 SHOTS) 2.38
    14. SV Israeli soldier at barricade. 2.42
    15. CU Sign warning trespassers to stay away PULL BACK TO GV soldiers on guard. 2.49
    16. GV ZOOM INTO SV & CU Observation tower; barbed wire fences. (2 SHOTS) 2.57
    17. GV Israeli soldiers in enclosure. (2 SHOTS) 3.06
    TRANSCRIPTS:
    REPORTER: (SEQ 2) "Who are you?"
    UN RELIEF WORKER: "I'm a Swedish engineer."
    REPORTER: "You work with the UNRWA?" (United Nations Relief Work Agency)
    UNRWA WORKER: "Yes."
    REPORTER: "Did you expect to live in a tent?"
    UNRWA WORKER: "Excuse me?"
    REPORTER: "Did you expect to live in a tent?"
    UNRWA WORKER: "Oh, yes, I shall be. I have no choice. Otherwise, I have to live in the open air."
    REPORTER: "Oh, yes ... that you like to do it for a couple of years,maybe but not for the whole year round?" (SIC)
    UNRWA WORKER: "Not for my whole lifetime. No, I agree with you."
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AIN BELWEH & EL ANSARA CAMPS, SOUTHERN LEBANON

    With the onset of winter United Nations relief workers are in a race against time to provide tent accommodation for thousands of refugees living in the war-ravaged camps of southern Lebanon. Israel previously opposed the re-building, wanting to move the homeless north of Sidon as a means of preventing the return of Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) bases in the area, but later relented. Relief workers are laying cement for the thousands of tents needed to house the refugees at camps like Ain Belweh. However the homeless Palestinians are complaining bitterly that they need more permanent housing; many are housed in makeshift shelters amidst the rubble strewn over the campsite. The relief workers themselves will be living in tents alongside the refugees. Also in southern Lebanon, several thousand Palestinians are interred behind the barbed wire fences and watchtowers of the El Ansar detention centre, 12 kilometres (approx seven miles) from Nabatiyah. Nearly five moths after they invaded Lebanon. Israeli troops are holding 8,000 Palestinians and Lebanese in the camp.

    Source: REUTERS - TEWFIC GHAZZAWI

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6V3VNBZLY3H8XJ2N4YO398SEL
    Media URN:
    VLVA6V3VNBZLY3H8XJ2N4YO398SEL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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