Clashes on outskirts of Tripoli force 100,000 to flee in past three weeks

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Refugees from Libya queue for food at Tunisia Transit Camp. (2011 file photo) UN Photo/OCHA/David Ohana

Fighting on the outskirts of Tripoli in the past three weeks has forced an estimated 100,000 people out of their homes, according to the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR.

The area of recent displacement is named after the Warshefana tribe in western Libya following its clashes with the rival Dawn tribe.

UNHCR and its local partners are responding to the needs of the displaced who are being hosted by local communities.

In total, about 287,000 people are displaced in all of the country.

Speaking on the line from Tunis, UNHCR's Fern Tilakamonkul gave more details to Jocelyne Sambira.

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