Abdul Rahman Bizri, the mayor of Sidon, Lebanon, prepared for the arrival of refugees fleeing Israeli bombing. By yesterday afternoon, 40,000 displaced people had settled in the town.

Humanitarian crisis feared as Lebanese flee bombing

Half a million called refugees

By Thanassis Cambanis
Globe Staff / July 20, 2006

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SIDON, Lebanon -- Mariam Zeitoun, 65, said she injured her leg while trying to outrun an Israeli missile yesterday morning before dawn in her tiny village in Lebanon's deep south. The bombing raid on her village finally pushed her and her family to flee to a safer place, joining a tide of half a million displaced people. (Full article: 1043 words)

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