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Tunisia – Amidst continuous sand storms on the Tunisian-Libyan borders, Psychosocial consultant Dr. FathiFleifel endures the harsh climate in the desert in order to tend to the psychosocial effects caused by events in Libya.
In IFRC’s “Transit” camp, Dr. Fleifel, who heads PRCS’ Psychosocial Program, examines needs, holds training sessions and handles patients. He is part of a specialized team which tests the readiness and preparedness of the Tunisian Red Crescent Society to tend to the psychosocial effects of the Libyan war on the lives and behavior of refugees.
Five Palestinian families comprising 42 members living in the Ras Jadeer Refugee Camp on the Libyan-Tunisian borders have urged PRCS to intervene with the Palestinian National Authority in order to enable them to return home, or to any other country that would accept to host them.
These families had fled Libya following the events in that country and the ensuing harassments they have been subjected to.
Tunisia- Jawdat Al Muhtasib from Hebron (Southern West Bank) and Walid Abou el Hayja from Jenin (Northern West Bank) crossed hundreds of kilometers from Palestine to the Tunisian-Libyan borders to provide humanitarian assistance to refugees and displaced persons in that area.
(Al-Bireh, 7.3.2011): The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) launched a relief campaign today for the benefit of the Arabs and foreigners afflicted by the unrest in Libya, aiming at decreasing the effects of the humanitarian consequences of the current situation.
In cooperation with the Tunisian Red Crescent, the PRCS dispatched a relief convoy from the Palestinian Embassy in Tunisia, loaded with food parcels, water, personal hygiene items, blankets, and mattresses towards the Libya-Tunisia border.