3,000 migrants enter Tunisian-Libyan border per day

13:02, March 12, 2011      

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Some 2,776 refugees of Asian and African origin, including 884 Libyans entered through the border posts of Ras El Jedir and Dhehiba on Thursday, official TAP news agency reported Friday.

The statistics show that the number of refugees fleeing the violence Libya has stabilized to about 3,000 people per day, a sharp decrease in comparison with the 16,000 refugees that used to cross the Tunisian-Libyan border during the early days of the Libyan unrest.

The number of refugees settled in both the Choucha camp, as well as in the UNHCR camp is estimated at 15,091 people, said TAP.

UN sources estimated that the total number of refugees who crossed the Tunisia-Libyan border has reached 119,485 since the beginning of the violence in Libya.

Source: Xinhua

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