27 Feb '11, 10pm

'Over 100.000 have fled Libya' |TODAYonline| #Libya #Feb17

GENEVA - The United Nations refugee agency said yesterday that more than 100,000 people have fled violence in Libya to neighbouring countries in the past week, after the UN Security Council voted unanimously to call for an international war crimes investigation into Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and the Libyan government's "widespread and systemic attacks" against its citizens. The office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said some 55,000 people have arrived in Egypt since Feb 19. About 7,000 of those are nationals mostly from Asia. A further 50,000 people, including 2,000 Chinese, have crossed into Tunisia. Thousands of other foreigners were still stuck in the Libyan capital, however. Many of the workers - from Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh and Ghana - worked for Turkish construction companies and said some of their managers quickly fled for Turkey without return...

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