Refugees unable to be repatriated because of a threat to their lives, such as George and his family, who are originally from Iraq, face a long wait to leave Libya.
Since the Libyan crisis began, more than a 650,000 people have fled the country for Tunisia or Egypt. Many of these refugees are jobless, young nationals who could undermine the democracy movement.
Experienced UNHCR staff member Astrid Van Genderen Stort recently completed a three week emergency mission on the Egyptian border where over 5,000 people were stranded, having fled the growing conflict in Libya.
One camp, many complexities. That’s what the UN refugee agency’s Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie encountered on Tuesday when she visited a camp near the Tunisian-Libyan border.
The UN Refugee Agency’s Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie traveled on Tuesday morning to the Tunisian-Libyan border to urge greater international support for people fleeing fighting in Libya.
Andrew Purvis, from UNHCR’s communications service, posts a fourth update in his series about visiting the Tunisia-Libya border.
Unlike migrant workers from more peaceful countries like Bangladesh, who came to Libya only temporarily and are now headed home, refugees from Somalia, Eritrea and Côte d’Ivoire face an uncertain future.
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