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    AIN HELWEH CAMP, SOUTH LEBANON

    The United Nations Relief and Works Agency is helping Palestinian refugees to rebuild their homes at the Ain Helweh Camp in South Lebanon.

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    1. GV Street scene of Ain Helweh camp 0.06
    2. SVs Women on building sites (2 shots) 0.14
    3. SV PAN Woman carries pail of sand onto building site 0.29
    4. SV Men shovelling cement 0.34
    5. SV Men at work on building site (4 shots) 0.58
    6. GVs Building site (2 shots) 1.07
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    Background: AIN HELWEH CAMP, SOUTH LEBANON

    The United Nations Relief and Works Agency is helping Palestinian refugees to rebuild their homes at the Ain Helweh Camp in South Lebanon. Most of the refugees lived in a building outside the camp but, following a warning from Christian militia a few weeks prior to the rebuilding, were forced to move into the remains of the camp. This created problems, however, as most of their homes had been destroyed during the Israeli invasion in June 1982. The reconstruction work is fraught with problems due to the uneasy atmosphere ever present in the area. The Palestinians are harassed by Lebanese Christian residents who allegedly try to thwart the rebuilding programme. They are under constant threat of renewed attacks by Christian militia. Despite the prospect of regaining homes, many refugees feel that the presence of the Israelis is their best protection at the moment. Israel stepped up protection of Palestinian refugees in South Lebanon in March this year after United Nations reports of terrorist activity against them.

    Source: REUTERS - MOHAMED AWWAD

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    Film ID:
    VLVAW2WRO9N267GG3FM1AKWZ2MT3
    Media URN:
    VLVAW2WRO9N267GG3FM1AKWZ2MT3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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