Thursday, June 30, 2011

From a rock to a hard place: The neglected victims of the conflict in Libya

Date Published: 30/06/2011 12:40
Since war broke out in Libya, over one million people have fled fighting, violence and abuses. They include men, women, children and the elderly, and they are fleeing for their lives.
These victims of war are seeking refuge wherever they can, in the hope of finding safety. As well as Libyans, there are people from Nigeria, Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, Bangladesh and at least 20 other countries.
Most crossed land borders, while others have risk their lives on the Mediterranean Sea to reach Malta and Italy.
This is the hidden story of the Libyan conflict. The war is having an impact not only on Libyan nationals, but also on the 2.5 million migrants working, living or passing through the country.