BEIRUT: The Higher Relief Committee will begin next week paying compensation to residents of the northern city of Tripoli who were affected by last year’s clashes.
The head of the HRC Ibrahim Bashir discussed with Prime Minister Najib Mikati the payments to those affected from the clashes, which have erupted repeatedly since the uprising in Syria kicked off in 2011.
"[HRC] will begin Tuesday paying compensation according to the cases [of residents] that the Lebanese Army finalized,” Mikati’s office said.
The latest round of sectarian clashes in the city in October between the Sunni stronghold of Bab al-Tabbaneh and Alawite Jabal Mohsen left at least nine dead and 25 wounded.
Last month, the Cabinet approved LL3 billion ($2 mln) in additional funding for the Higher Relief Council, money that will go toward helping those affected by the storm as well as the October bombing in Ashrafieh and clashes in the city of Tripoli.
Residents of the city protested and blocked roads last year demanding compensation for the damages sustained during the clashes.