06 Mar '11, 12am

Libya refugee aid operation intensifies

Libya refugee aid operation intensifies

TUNIS : Libya's neighbours Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt, as well as France and Italy, mobilised Saturday to receive and repatriate a tide of refugees fleeing the unrest. By Friday the number of refugees crossing the Tunisian border with Libya since February 20 had reached 100,000, the Tunisian civil defence agency said, The country is waiting for a new influx of thousands of refugees, after only 3,000 arrived on Friday, according to the regional Tunisian Red Crescent organiser. "We are expecting that the normal flow of around 10,000 new arrivals a day will resume," Monji Slim said. At the northwestern border with Tunisia refugees were reported to be waiting on the Libyan side in nearby towns, knowing that the border was jammed. Most Egyptians were reported to have been evacuated." At midday on Saturday groups of dozens of refugees -- Bangladeshis, Somalis, Ghanaians and Viet...

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