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Stranded migrant workers wait in the no man's land between Libya […]
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Stuck at the Egyptian border

Added: 08 Mar 2011

Some three weeks after the Libyan displacement crisis erupted in mid-February, thousands of people were still stuck at the border between Libya and Egypt waiting for onward travel to their home countries. Many have arrived exhausted at the Sallum crossing after travelling for days without adequate food […]
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People desperate to get home push onto a bus that will take them […]
©UNHCR/ A.Duclos

Going home

Added: 04 Mar 2011

During the past two weeks, UNHCR has worked with the Tunisian government, Tunisian Red Crescent and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to respond to the dramatic influx of over 90,000 people fleeing the violence in Libya. The majority are migrant workers from Egypt, Tunisia, Bangladesh, […]
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A family hurries away from the Abobo neighbourhood in search […]
©UNHCR/H.Caux

Running for shelter in Côte d'Ivoire

Added: 04 Mar 2011

UNHCR has expressed its mounting concern about civilians trapped in the Abobo district of Cote d'Ivoire's commercial centre, Abidjan, following days of fierce fighting between forces loyal to rival presidential candidates. The situation there remains grim. Many of the 1.5 million inhabitants of Abobo […]
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Several thousand people in the no-man's land between Libya and […]
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Crush at the Tunisian border

Added: 02 Mar 2011

At the Tunisia-Libya border, a heaving crush of thousands of people anxious to leave the insecurity of Libya gathered in no-man's land and on the Libyan side of the border on 2 March, 2011. Most were young men, principally migrant workers from Tunisia and Egypt. They were desperate to go home or find […]
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In the first 10 days of the crisis, some 70,000 people in Libya […]
©UNHCR/A.Duclos

Crisis in Libya

Added: 01 Mar 2011

UNHCR is working with the Tunisian and Egyptian authorities and aid groups to manage the dramatic influx of tens of thousands of people fleeing Libya. By the beginning of March, two weeks after the violence erupted in Libya, more than 140,000 people had fled to the neighbouring countries, while thousands […]
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