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    Lebanon Transnational Issues - 2006

      Disputes - international:
      Lebanese Government claims Shab'a Farms area of Israeli-occupied Golan Heights; the roughly 2,000-strong UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has been in place since 1978

      Refugees and internally displaced persons:
      refugees (country of origin): 404,170 (Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA))
      IDPs: 300,000 (1975-90 civil war, Israeli invasions) (2005)

      Illicit drugs:
      cannabis cultivation dramatically reduced to 2,500 hectares in 2002; opium poppy cultivation minimal; small amounts of Latin American cocaine and Southwest Asian heroin transit country on way to European markets and for Middle Eastern consumption

      NOTE: The information regarding Lebanon on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Lebanon Transnational Issues 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Lebanon Transnational Issues 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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