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Libya's Exodus

More than 100,000 people have fled the conflict in Libya and crossed the border into Tunisia, but what is life like for the displaced in a country suffering its own turmoil?

Yalda Hakim reports from the border refugee camp on the human cost of the battle over Muammar Gaddafi’s rule.

She sees the thousands of tents set up in a makeshift city by the UN and aid groups and finds herself in the middle of angry crowds… fighting over the shortage of food and pleading for help in escaping the crisis.

And it’s not just Libyans pouring from the troubled country… Yalda also meets Somalians, who’ve already fled from one chaotic country to be caught up in another, and Bangladeshi migrant workers, who are now refugees looking to Europe for help.
 
WATCH - Click to see Yalda’s report.

PHOTO GALLERY - Yalda writes more about what she saw in a photo gallery of the refugee camp.

WORLD NEWS AUSTRALIA - The latest SBS news coverage of the unrest in the Arab world.

INTERACTIVE - An interactive guide to the situation in the Middle East and North Africa.

GADDAFI FACTFILE - Why are there over 100 different ways of spelling Muammar Gaddafi's name? Find out that and more about his life in our factfile.

BEHIND THE SCENES - Presenter Mark Davis talks about this week's program, including more from Yalda on location in Tunisia.


On air: 27th March 2011

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