There is, on the outskirts of the Nahr el Bared refugee camp, a neighbourhood called "Al Muhajjarine" (the displaced). It is a small area, some 40 by 40 meters, which houses a few thousands people who live in shared, derelict houses with no privacy, running water or electricity. They are refugees from the Tall el Zaatar refugee camp, where in September 1976 the Phalangists of the Gemayyel clan perpetrated one of the worst massacres of the Lebanese wars, with the help of the Syrian army (small world, innit?).
The Muhajjarin refugee-camp-within-a-refugee-camp is now almost empty: too close to the fighting, its inhabitants are...refugees again, this time in the Palestinian camp of Beddawi. Like the other 12,000 displaced from Nahr el Bared, they lack food and other basic necessities.
Somehow, I don't feel like blogging about food, farming and rural society today.