"Tens of thousands" of migrant workers trapped in Libya

civilians fleeing Libya

civilians fleeing Libya

Tens of thousands of migrant workers are trapped in Libya and trying to get home according to the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR.

They include thousands of African nationals who say they are being targeted by people who believe they may be mercenaries fighting for the Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi.

Libya continues to suffer political unrest and violence as the campaign to remove Qadhafi intensifies.

Derrick Mbatha asked UNHCR’s Melissa Flemming (in Geneva) about the people who are trying to flee.

duration: 2’44″ (early out at 2’24″)

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