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IOM response to the Libyan Crisis - External Situation Report, 9th March 2011

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Latest statistics reveal that 246,336 migrants fleeing violence in Libya have entered Egypt, Tunisia, Niger, and Algeria.

As of 8th March, IOM evacuated a total of 18,149 nationals stranded in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Malta to return to their countries of origins and has already confirmed bookings for more than 3,569 persons until 14th March and figures increase every day.

Evacuation of Bangladeshi nationals stranded in Tunisia and Egypt remains a priority as thousands of Bangladeshis are stranded in Tunisia and Egypt.

Under the coordination of the Egyptian Consular authorities and with the support of the Tunisian national authorities and international bilateral support, including the IOM-UNHCR Humanitarian Evacuation Cell (HEC), mass evacuation of the very large caseload of Egyptian nationals stranded in Tunisia has successfully been completed on 6 March.

The IOM Health department deployed teams speaking Arabic to Tunisia and Egypt to set up health-related activities and train national health staff to continue travel health assistance activities.