"Humanitarian crisis" on Libya-Tunisia border

civilians fleeing Libya

civilians fleeing Libya

Ten of thousands of people are gathered on the Libyan border waiting to cross over into Tunisia in what the United Nations is now calling a humanitarian crisis.

Migrant workers have been fleeing the continued political upheaval in Libya where pro-democracy campaigners are stepping up efforts to get the Libyan leader, Muammar Qadhafi to relinquish power.

The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, is providing assistance at the Ras Adjir border point.

Daniel Dickinson asked UNHCR’s Firas Kayal what has been happening at the border.

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