vendredi 25 mai 2007

Caritas calls for humanitarian access in Lebanon

Vatican City - Caritas Internationalis is urging for the creation of humanitarian corridors to reach people caught in the fighting in the north of Lebanon.

Lebanese forces have been in confrontation with hundreds of militants (fateh el Islam) holed up in the Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr al-Bared. Nahr al-Bared is home to more 40,000 refugees, out of a total of 400,000 Palestinians in Lebanon.

Caritas is calling on all sides to respect international humanitarian law that guarantees the safety of civilians.