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On the Difficulties of Mapping Slums in Beirut

  title={On the Difficulties of Mapping Slums in Beirut},
  author={Mona M. Fawaz and Isabelle Peillen},
  • Mona M. Fawaz, Isabelle Peillen
  • Published 2003
  • However, shortly after 1975, most of the residents of the north-eastern suburban slums of Beirut were evicted from their houses and many started squatting in various areas of the southern suburbs, in expensive sea-front beach resorts, empty green lots, or institutional buildings. Their numbers, compounded by an extensive rural to urban migration fuelled by the two Israeli invasions (1978 and 1982) and the Israeli occupation of South Lebanon (1978-2000), led to the transformation of most of the… CONTINUE READING

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