At least 100 000 Libyans flee fighting near Tripoli

2014-10-10 14:40
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Geneva - About 100 000 people have fled fighting near the Libyan capital Tripoli in the past three weeks, adding to a growing problem of internal displacement, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Friday.

"With fighting among rival armed groups intensifying in a number of areas of Libya, we are seeing growing displacement - now estimated at 287 000 people in 29 cities and towns countrywide," UNHCR said in a statement.

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