South Analysis - Compiled Report
The July war 2006, lasted 34 days, and led to the displacement of 915,762 (almost 25% of the Lebanese population) persons, relocating into public and private schools all over the country. With the coming into force of the cease fire in August 14th 2006, there was a rapid return of the displaced to the south. Those whose homes were destroyed stayed at relatives or rented homes in less-affected villages. The war left behind it substantial impact on all levels, the estimate costs for the direct physical damage of the war on Lebanon counts up to 3,612 million US Dollars. 66.6% of the amount in damage is concentrated in housing and commercial spaces, and 13.4% is concentrated in Transportation. In Addition the CDR preliminary assessment indicates that 137 roads (630Km) have been damaged and 107 bridges and overpasses have been damaged or destroyed. The impact on the health sector has been three-fold: damage to health facilities and infrastructure, lack of access and epidemic risks and exhaustion of supplies. In addition the key damages observed by the JRC and EUSC in S Lebanon can be summarized as follows: 1489 buildings, 535 road sections, 21 of the 29 bridges over Litani River and 545 cultivated fields were destroyed or damaged with an estimated impacted population of up to 15,500 (Source: Joint JRC and EUSC assessment of damage).