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Posted on Monday, 28-03-2011
Choucha transit camp, Tunisia - It is a story of suffering, exploitation and hopelessness. He was queuing for lunch at the camp. Unlike most of the Bangladeshi camp dwellers whose curiosity would be raised the moment they see a foreigner - a new face coming towards them - he barely registered my presence. Anwar Mohammad, who comes from the southern part of Bangladesh, was demure and collected. When I asked him his name, he replied without looking me in the face.
There is growing tension and frustration among thousands of migrants stranded at Libya's borders with Tunisia and Egypt desperate to be evacuated home.
More than 22,000 migrants are at either Ras Adjir on the Tunisian-Libyan border or at Salum, on the Egyptian-Libyan border, impatient to be evacuated.
This report covers the period 01 January to 31 December 2009.
Programme purpose: To increase the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) capacity to assist national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters through the provision of timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the DREF.
The DREF made a total of 108 allocations in 2009 to support National Society response to 96 different disasters, disbursing a total of 17,469,048 Swiss …