More than 45,000 Libyans find refuge in southern Tunisia

08:32, May 23, 2011      

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More than 45,000 Libyans have found refuge in the region of Tataouine in southern Tunisia, the official press agency TAP reported on Sunday.

Only 5.5 percent of the Libyan refugees are living in camps while the rest are living with Tunisian families in the region. The head of the Tunisian Red Crescent regional bureau said the region can no longer host more refugees, adding that those who continue to arrive are invited to settle in neighboring regions.

The Tunisian Red Crescent is unable to cope with the needs of Libyan refugees in food, given the absence of support from the World Food Program, he said, calling on volunteers to donate more food items. The region surrounding Tataouine comprises four refugee camps, including Dhehiba, which is supervised by the Emirati Red Crescent, the Remada camp under the aegis of the UNHCR and two camps in Douiret run by the Tunisian Red Crescent.

Source: Xinhua
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