Très intéressant: Tripoli, North Lebanon: The Forgotten City
The violence that erupts in Tripoli every once in a while is not isolated from the city’s socio-economic realities. Indicators show that the capital of North Lebanon is one of the most underprivileged places in the country along with the neighboring towns of Minieh, Dinniyeh and the northern region of Akkar.
All of this has been extensively documented in studies by the Lebanese state and local and international organizations. But despite the clearly alarming picture of North Lebanon, the state has done nothing since the end of the civil war to develop the region, even if just to maintain a minimum level of stability.
On the contrary, some politicians have treated it as a reservoir of poor people which they could tap into when they needed to go to battle. In most cases, the battles had nothing to do with improving living conditions or achieving an adequate level of services.