Democracy Now: U.N.: Over 100,000 Flee Libya

Estimates of the death toll so far have reached as high as 2,000 people. The United Nations says more than 100,000 people have fled Libya to neighboring Egypt and Tunisia in what it calls a “humanitarian emergency.” Egyptian nationals are said to account for over half the total. A Red Cross spokesperson said Libya’s refugee problem is approaching a crisis.
Unidentified: “We are very worried and alarmed about the humanitarian situation as people cross over the border. We are now mobilizing resources as we speak, internationally and through our regional office here in Tunis, sending extra personnel.”

~ by wheresthemic on February 28, 2011.

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