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Families who escaped violence in Libya face new dangers in Tunisian camp
NEW YORK, USA, 31 May 2011 – Their tents have been torched, their belongings looted and a temporary school for their children destroyed. Staying out in the open, amidst the charred remains of all they had left in the world, refugees in Tunisia’s Shousha camp are living in the shadow of fear and uncertainty.

A UNICEF transit camp school brings hope to children on the Tunisia-Libya border
RAS JDIR, Tunisia, 12 May 2011 – Gleaming in the sunshine, the white tent of the new UNICEF-supported school at Shousha camp in Ras Jdir stands like a beacon of hope.

UNICEF provides relief for families fleeing the Libyan conflict at a transit camp in Tunisia
RAS JDIR, Tunisia, 11 May 2011 – At first glance, it is difficult to imagine that Fatmah, 15, a native of Niger, is already a mother of two, though early marriages are not uncommon among Nigeriens.

Providing psycho-social support for displaced children in southern Tunisia
DEHIBAT, Tunisia, 27 April 2011 – One month ago, Marwa, 11, was a fifth grade student at Nafousa school in western Libya, But when fighting came closer to her home in Nalut, schools closed and she was forced to stay home. Recent threats of shelling of her town left Marwa and her family with no other option but to join thousands of Libyans who have fled to neighbouring Tunisia.

Birth registration efforts aim to protect rights of newborns on the Tunisia-Libya border
RAS JDIR, Tunisia, 19 April 2011 – For Sabeela, 28, fleeing the fighting in Libya was particularly hazardous. Heavily pregnant, the Nigerian remained anxious about giving birth while on the seven-hour bus journey from Tripoli to Ras Jdir in southern Tunisia.

A young man flees to Tunisia and finds hope in wake of Libyan violence
RAS JDIR, Tunisia, 12 April 2011—For Suleiman (not his real name), 15, the recent conflict in Libya is just the latest in a series of misfortunes that have plagued his young life. Four years ago, war separated him from his parents in Somalia.

At the Tunisia-Libya border, relief for families heading home
RAS JDIR, Tunisia, 4 April 2011 – At first glance, Laika’s smile and those of her six children are eye-catching as they enter a tent in the Ataawan transit camp on the Tunisia-Libya border.

UNICEF sets up sanitation facilities at transit camps on the Tunisia-Libya border
RAS JDIR, Tunisia, 30 March 2011 – With no end in sight to the crisis in Libya, the daily influx of people into southern Tunisia continues as people flee over the border by car, bus and even on foot.

UNICEF supports child-friendly spaces on Tunisia-Libya border for children displaced by conflict
RAS JDIR, Tunisia, 28 March 2011 – Samia (not her real name), 7, is holding hands with other children as they move in a circle, singing a song in a child-friendly centre located in a medium size tent in the Shousha transit camp.

UNICEF supports emergency vaccination in a transit camp on the Tunisia-Libya border

RAS JDIR, Tunisia, 21 March 2011 – A UNICEF-supported campaign led by the Tunisian Ministry of Health has been vaccinating children under the age of five living in the largest temporary camp on the Tunisia-Libya border.

More families seek shelter at the Tunisia-Libya border as violence in Libya continues
RAS JDIR, Tunisia, 14 March 2011 – Saida, 6, last saw her best friends before unrest in Libya began. They have no idea she and her parents are now in a camp at Ras Jdir on the Tunisia-Libya border.

Emergency support for migrants on the Tunisia-Libya border
RAS JDIR, Tunisia, 9 March 2011 – Desperate to earn money for her family, Joy left her four-year-old son in her mother’s care in Nigeria two years ago and moved to Libya to work as a cleaner. Now, seven and a half months pregnant, she is sitting in a camp at the Tunisia-Libya border, waiting for a plane to take her home.

Tunisia's youth step up to assist thousands of migrants fleeing Libya
RAS JDIR, Tunisia, 7 March 2011 – As violence mounts in Libya, the border is overflowing with fleeing migrants. In the last two weeks, more than 100,000 have crossed the Libya-Tunisia border on their way to their countries of origin.

UNICEF and partners accelerate humanitarian response to Libyan crisis
NEW YORK, USA, 3 March 2011 – As tens of thousands flee into Egypt and Tunisia to escape the escalating conflict in Libya, UNICEF is sending relief supplies to help meet the immediate needs of women and children at risk. In support of this emergency effort, the organization is appealing for $7.2 million in additional funding.

Protecting children's right to education during unrest in Tunisia
TUNIS, Tunisia, 23 February 2011 - After his school was attacked three times in two weeks, *Issam, 13, admits he’s afraid.

UNICEF aims to place further emphasis on children’s issues in Tunisia
TUNIS, Tunisia, 17 February 2011 – Hamza lives in Sidi Hcine, a working class neighborhood in the outskirts of Tunis. He is working at the fish market in central Tunis, on a weekday, at a time when he should be in school.


 

 

 

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