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10 May 2011 description
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Michael Kemsley, British Red Cross logistics delegate, reports back from Tunisia, where he’s been working at a transit camp for people fleeing ongoing conflict in Libya:

The camp has been getting a lot busier, with more children and families coming in. When the conflict started, most the refugees were men. Now there are even babies being born in the camp.

10 May 2011 description
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Michael Kemsley, British Red Cross logistics delegate, reports back from Tunisia, where he’s been working at a transit camp for people fleeing ongoing conflict in Libya:

The camp has been getting a lot busier, with more children and families coming in. When the conflict started, most the refugees were men. Now there are even babies being born in the camp.

28 Apr 2011 description
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Michael Kemsley, British Red Cross logistics delegate, reports back from Tunisia, where he’s been involved in setting up a transit camp for people fleeing ongoing conflict in Libya:

It’s been a hectic couple of weeks setting up a transit camp a few kilometres from the Tunisian-Libyan border, which is basically in the middle of the desert that thousands of people have had to cross.

15 Mar 2011 description
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A British Red Cross emergency hygiene and sanitation team is on its way to Tunisia with urgently needed sanitation equipment for people fleeing civil war in neighbouring Libya.

On 15 March, the four-member team headed to the Tunisian border town of Ben Guerdane, where a camp has been set up by the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) for 17,000 people who have fled the political unrest in Libya.

Barry Armstrong, British Red Cross disaster response manager, said: "With so many thousands of people living in tents, adequate sanitation facilities becomes absolutely paramount to …

10 Mar 2011 description
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As the threat of all-out civil war looms in Libya, there is an urgent need for more relief, particularly to meet health and sanitation needs for people fleeing the country.

So far, more than 224,000 people have fled Libya.

07 Mar 2011 description
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Two British Red Cross workers were deployed to Tunisia on 5 March to help with the growing aid effort for refugees fleeing ongoing clashes in Libya.

Logistics experts Melanie McNeill, 29, from London, and Mike Barcroft, 61, from Kent, are working at the airport in Djerba. They are helping to process the delivery of emergency aid as it arrives and ensure it gets to the people that need it as quickly as possible.

Katy Attfield, British Red Cross head of disaster response, said: "Tens of thousands of people are flooding across the border.

28 Feb 2011 description
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The British Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal to help people affected by the unrest in Libya and the wider region.

Violent clashes in Libya have left hundreds of people dead and thousands injured.