When was the Shatila massacre?

When was the Shatila massacre?

September 16, 1982Sabra and Shatila massacre / Start date

How many refugee camps are in Lebanon?

12 refugee camps
More than 479,000 refugees are registered with UNRWA in Lebanon. About 45 per cent of them live in the country’s 12 refugee camps.

Where is the Shatila refugee camp?

Shatila camp was established in 1949 and is located in Beirut, east of the Sports City stadium, falling within the municipality of Ghobeiri.

Why did the Shatila massacre happen?

On the evening of 14 September, following the news that Bashir Gemayel had been assassinated, Prime Minister Begin, Defense Minister Sharon and Chief of Staff Eitan agreed that the Israeli army should invade West Beirut. The public reason given was to be that they were there to prevent chaos.

Where is Lebanon?

Middle Eastern
Lebanon is a Middle Eastern country with over 6 million people that is located on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. Lebanon’s southern border is shared with Israel, while Syria borders Lebanon to the east and north, and the western edge of the country is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea.

What is a refugee camp?

What is a refugee camp? Refugee camps are temporary facilities built to provide immediate assistance and protection to people who have been forced to flee their homes due to violence, conflict or persecution.

What does Lebanon do for refugees?

As of 2020, the Lebanese government estimates their country hosts 1.5 million Syrian refugees. Close to 300,000 Palestinian refugees also live in Lebanon. In the face of poverty, war and political instability, Lebanon works with key international organizations such as Anera to give these refugees a place to live.

How many Palestinian refugee camps are there?

There are 68 Palestinian refugee camps, 58 official and 10 unofficial, ten of which were established after the Six-Day War while the others were established in 1948 to 1950s.

Who committed the Sabra and Shatila massacre?

Habib Tanious Shartouni
On 11 September 1982, the international forces that were guaranteeing the safety of Palestinian refugees left Beirut. Then on 14 September, Gemayel was assassinated in a massive explosion which demolished his headquarters. Eventually, the culprit, Habib Tanious Shartouni, a Lebanese Christian, confessed to the crime.

Who runs Lebanon?

Politics of Lebanon

Lebanese Republic الجمهورية اللبنانية (Arabic) Al-Jumhūrīyah al-Lubnānīyah
Currently Michel Aoun
Appointer Elected by Parliament
Head of Government
Title Prime Minister