UN: 90% of displaced Lebanese have returned home

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August 23, 2006 19:23

 
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An estimated 90 percent of displaced Lebanese have returned home since the cease-fire began over a week ago, UN officials said Wednesday. The stream of refugees coming back from Syria, which reached 30,000 per day last week, has turned into a trickle, said a spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. "We're now down to between 5,000 and 6,000 per day," the spokesman said, adding that UNHCR expects "the overwhelming majority" to return home.

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