05 May 2020
"The ongoing armed conflict in Libya is going to push thousands of people, now asylum-seekers in Libyan camps, to escape towards the Southern border regions of Tunisia, Medenine and Tataouine, writes Mourad Teyeb."
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"The Tunisian government has, since last January, allocated an area at the Bir Fatnassia village, near Remada, for a refugee camp that will be managed by the UNHCR. The first stage of the camp will be conceived to host 25.000 people for a six-month period.
There are today about 700.000 migrants and asylum seekers in Libya, mostly from Africa but also from countries, all piled-up in inhumane conditions in detention centres in and outside Tripoli.
But, the international experience has shown that once started, nobody knows how long wars would last and what humanitarian cost they would have.
So, the risk exists that a camp in Fatnassia, Tunisia, lives longer than the planned six months and hosts double its planned capacity, if not more."
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