The situation in Libya is deteriorating.
More than a thousand people are estimated to have been killed. Internet has been cut off and many foreign journalists are not allowed to enter the country.
More than 230,000 people have fled Libya's fighting to neighboring Tunisia, Egypt, Niger, and Algeria, with thousands more arriving by the day. Our team at one camp at the Tunisia/Libya border is reporting an increase in women and families fleeing the violence. The UN refugee agency has declared the crisis a humanitarian emergency.
Agencies are struggling to address basic needs in camps set up for those fleeing the violence, and are doing their best to distribute critical medical supplies to local health structures. There is a growing need for medicines and medical supplies, as supply chains from Tripoli have been disrupted by the conflict.
The escalating violence and threat of major military action could lead to large numbers of casualties and further displacement.
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I pledge to follow the plight of the refugees and do all I can to support the work of aid agencies on the ground getting basic necessities to those displaced by the conflict.
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