Four Eritreans die in a fire at a camp on Tunisia-Libya border

 

refugees at  Choucha camp

refugees at Choucha camp

Four Eritreans have died in a fire at a camp hosting about 4,500 migrants and refugees people on the Tunisia-Libya border.

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) says the residents of the Eritrean block of the Choucha camp were asleep when the fire started on Sunday.

The camp is accommodating people who have fled violence in Libya, mostly Somalis, Eritreans and Sudanese pending evacuation to their home countries.

UNHCR says that problems continued on Monday when a large group of migrant workers surrounded UNHCR's office at the camp, seeking immediate resettlement.

UNHCR staff and other humanitarian workers received death threats and were forced to withdraw.

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