Tal Abbas El Gharbi — a village situated in Lebanon’s north-western corner — is thirsty. The surrounding Ostouane River should be sufficient to irrigate the sunbeaten lands that make up 85 percent of the village’s area. But water from the river is lost before it reaches the potatoes, onions and beans that are cultivated here — threatening the livelihoods of Tal Abbas’ 5,700 residents.
The Human Development Index (HDI) focuses on three basic dimensions of human development: the ability to lead a long and healthy life, the ability to acquire knowledge, and the ability to achieve a decent standard of living.
This Conflict Analysis Report is part of a series of research studies commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and funded by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (UKDFID) that aim to assess the recent developments, atmospherics, and programming opportunities in Saida and Jezzine.
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Chekka residents say yes. Chekka is a North Lebanon coastal town, long known for its golden sandy beaches as well as the abundance of marine flora[1], and olive and fig trees.

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5.9 million

Population

10.3

Poverty rate

12.36

GNI per capita

76

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