UN sets up temporary shelter for those fleeing Libya

chaos in the Libya-Tunisia border

chaos in the Libya-Tunisia border

Thousands continue to flee Libya as the violence there mounts. So far, 85-thousand people have crossed the border into Tunisia. They are mainly migrant workers from Egypt, but China, Thailand and Nepal also have a presence there. The UN has set up a transit center in the border town of Ras Ajidir, where up to 10,000 people can stay while they try to make their way back to their home countries. Patrick Maigua spoke with UNHCR’s Firas Kayal, who is there now.

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