At least 20,000 people were internally displaced in Lebanon as of the end of 2013.
31 December 2013 | Summary
31 July 2012 | Country Profile Page
IDMC's Lebanon page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.
31 July 2012 | Country Page
30 December 2010 | Overview
In 2009 and 2010 no new internal displacements took place but a number of displacement situations persisted following three periods of conflict or violence.
30 December 2010 | Country Profile
A number of displacement situations have persisted in Lebanon since the 1975-1990 civil war, invasions and an 18-year occupation of southern Lebanon by Israel, a 33-day war in July 2006 between Israel and Hezbollah, the destruction in 2007 of the Nahr el-Bared camp for Palestinian refugees, and localised sectarian violence in 2008.
28 September 2009 | Country Profile
Over 24,000 people, mainly Palestine refugees and a small number of Lebanese remain displaced from Nahr el-Bared camp in northern Lebanon following three months of fighting there in 2007 between Fatah al-Islam and the Lebanese army.
23 July 2008 | Country Profile
Some 200,000 people are estimated to remain in a situation of internal displacement in Lebanon following the hostilities between the Shiite militant and political organisation Hizbollah and Israeli security forces in summer 2006.
15 December 2006 | Country Profile
Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese displaced by Israeli military operations and fight-ing between Israel and Hezbollah returned to their homes following the entry into force of a ceasefire on 14 August 2006.
30 August 2006 | Briefing Paper
Large numbers of people continue to flee their homes every day, as Israel’s military operations in Lebanon have been going on unabated. Israel says that the operations and the air, sea and land blockade on the country are in retaliation for the abduction of two soldiers which occurred during border clashes between Hezbollah and Israeli troops.
27 July 2006 | Briefing Paper
The Lebanese civil war of 1975–1990 and Israeli invasions in 1978 and 1982 displaced a total of almost one million people. When the civil war ended in 1990, some 500,000 people remained internally displaced, and Israeli attacks, particularly on south Lebanon, caused further displacement as late as 1996.
27 August 2004 | Overview
No updated reliable survey exists to determine the current number of internally displaced people (IDPs). Estimates range, hugely, between 50,000 and 600,000. According to the Lebanese Ministry of the Displaced, 79,500 people have been able to return since the end of the conflict, excluding returnees to the South and West Bekaa areas.
27 August 2004 | Country Profile
During the Lebanese civil war of 1975–1990, almost a third of the country's population was displaced. By 1990, as the war ended, in addition to the hundreds of thousands of people who had found refuge abroad, some 90,000 families, or about 450,000 persons remained internally displaced in Lebanon.
11 September 2003 | Country Profile
During the Lebanese civil war of 1975–1990, almost a third of the country's population was displaced. By 1990 when the war ended, in addition to the hundreds of thousands of people who had found refuge abroad, about 450,000 persons remained internally displaced in Lebanon (UNDP, 1997). Only approximately a third of them have returned home since.
19 June 2002 | Country Profile
During the Lebanese civil war (1975-1990), almost a third of the population, both Christian and Muslim, were displaced at one point. About 450,000 persons had not returned to their former home by the end of the war and today 350,000 are still considered displaced (USCR 2000, p.200 & UNDP 1997).
12 June 2001 | Country Profile