10 May '11, 12am

About 750,000 people have fled Libya since unrest broke out, the UN humanitarian chief said

About 750,000 people have fled Libya since unrest broke out, the UN humanitarian chief said

A Libyan refugee who fled the unrest in Libya stands at the entrance of her tent at a refugee camp in Dehiba, near the southern Libyan and Tunisian border. -- PHOTO: REUTERS UNITED NATIONS - THREE quarters of a million people have fled Libya since Muammar Gaddafi's forces launched an offensive against anti-government demonstrators, the UN humanitarian chief said on Monday. 'The conflict, the breakdown of state infrastructure and shortages of cash and fuel are causing serious problems to the population of Libya,' Valerie Amos, UN chief humanitarian coordinator, told the UN Security Council. The United Nations could not give an accurate figure for the number of casualties since the conflict erupted in mid-February. But more than 746,000 people have fled the country, about 5,000 are stranded at border points in Egypt, Tunisia and Niger and some 58,000 are displaced in eastern...

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