As a massive exodus of Lebanese refugees began the journey home, a joint statement released by the UN and the Lebanese government "urged the population to exercise extreme caution, due to the large quantities of unexploded artillery and mortar shells strewn across the countryside".


In the south, at least one child was killed and 15 people were wounded by ordnance that exploded as they returned to their homes, security officials said.

The UN’s ceasefire resolution that was agreed on Saturday, calls on to provide "all remaining maps of land mines in in ‘s possession".

laid more than 400,000 mines during its previous occupation of south from 1978 to 2000. It has to this day refused to reveal their whereabouts to the Lebanese authorities.

Refugees from various parts of and from began the difficult journey of going back, hoping that their homes are intact and to stock up on bread and other provisions. Lines of cars — some loaded with mattresses and luggage — snaked slowly around bomb craters and blasted bridges to try to reach parts of the south for their first view of what is left of their homes and property.

Cars and pick-ups, loaded with families and luggage, were seen streaming from Tyre on mountain roads leading to villages in the area.   Similar convoys arrived in Tyre from the north, as residents who had fled to the coastal city of Sidon started to head back home.

The refugees were displaced by a month of bombing by which left over 1100 dead, almost 4000 wounded and nearly a million people made refugees.

"I am heading to my village. My house, that of my brother and  our shop have been destroyed," said Hussein Abu Zeid as he left for his village of Ramadiyeh, east of Tyre.

"I will erect a tent and stay there with my family. This is our  land, we will not stay away from it," he said.