Friday, December 12, 2008

Land and People: the story

"AITA AL-SHAAB: In August 2006, American University of Beirut (AUB) professor Rami Zurayk borrowed a motorbike and rode to South Lebanon to visit some of the villages hardest hit by the 2006 summer war with Israel. Many of the roadways heading south had been bombed so Zurayk often traveled through the mountains.

"There were no [passable] roads and I wanted to help immediately," he said.

Dozens of villages had been virtually destroyed in the fighting and fields were littered with unexploded cluster bombs. Zurayk quickly realized that many rural livelihoods, particularly those dependant on farming and agricultural production, were in desperate need of help."

Read the rest of the story in Nick Kimbrell's article for the Daily Star.


Ms Levantine said...

Good article.
Looking forward for your projects in the North.


Leila Abu-Saba said...

Yes I blogged this. I hope somebody is nominating you for all those prizes, like SEED and Zayed and Goldman.