Massive proposed dam project could displace thousands in Lebanon

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Published on 21 Feb 2021, 11:00
Bisri Valley is the proposed site of Lebanon’s second-largest dam, a mega-project aimed to serve Beirut’s growing population. The dam would submerge agricultural fields, forests and wild lands, displacing thousands of farmers and workers in adjacent villages. Environmental activists have waged an escalating campaign against the Bisri dam.