Continued relief aid needed as fighting escalates in Libya

Countries helping migrants in Libya to return home are being urged to maintain the momentum of their relief efforts.

Antonio Guterres at the border between Libya and Tunisia

Thousands of people continue to flee fighting in the North African country as the battle to remove the Libyan leader, Muammar Qadhafi from power intensifies.

Speaking after a two-day mission to neighbouring Tunisia, Antonio Guterres, the chief of the United Nations Refugee Agency, said many migrants still needed assistance.

“More than 50,000 Egyptians have gone back home. Now we have Bangladeshis, about 17,000 in Egypt and in Tunisia that want to go back home. It is necessary that all those countries that have been supporting this operation will go on doing that and that international solidarity is expressed in a very effective way.”

Duration: 18″ 

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