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Fire in Shousha Camp Adds to Failed Asylum Seekers’ Frustrations

Fire in Shousha Camp Adds to Failed Asylum Seekers’ Frustrations

| 12 November 2012 | 2 Comments

A fire broke out yesterday in the Shousha refugee camp in southeastern Tunisia, burning two tents belonging to Somali families. According to Dario Cardinali, a UNHCR public relations officer in the southeastern town of Zarzis, a resident’s cigarette butt started the fire, which led a gas cooker in the first tent to explode. The fire [...]

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UN Commissioner Praises Tunisia’s Response to Refugee Crisis

UN Commissioner Praises Tunisia’s Response to Refugee Crisis

| 06 March 2012 | 0 Comments

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres has begun a three-day visit to Tunisia where he will discuss the current situation on the Tunisian-Libyan border with members of the Tunisian government. The talks will focus on the welfare of residents of the Shousha refugee camp and the promotion of cooperation with Tunisian authorities on a [...]

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Fleeing the Fighting in Libya: Thousands of Chadian Women and Children Stranded on the Libya-Chad Border

Fleeing the Fighting in Libya: Thousands of Chadian Women and Children Stranded on the Libya-Chad Border

| 02 July 2011 | 0 Comments

By Abdullah Fannir The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported that more than two thousand Chadian migrants, mostly women, children and elderly, are now camping on Libya’s border with Chad, near the towns of Gatroun and Sebha. IOM says the camp is in a hostile and arid area, well known for armed robberies. Camp conditions [...]

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