© Børre Ludvigsen, 1998

A recipient at Emdad's offices being interviewed for Norwegian Broadcasting by NRK correspondent Gunnar Hybertsen. A widow and mother of twelve children, she is applying for medical aid to treat an eye condition. The majority of the residents of the southern suburbs of Beirut are refugees from the Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon. Sanitary and infrastructure conditions in the wake of the 1975-1990 civil war are often the cause of environmental disease.

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