A Refugee Emergency

by Matthew Shaffer

Even far away from his mercenaries and loyal soldiers, Gaddafi is still managing to cause international and humanitarian crises. Libyan refugees are, to say the least, having a hard time: 

 The United Nations refugee agency says almost 100,000 people have fled Libya’s fighting to neighboring Tunisia and Egypt in what it called a humanitarian emergency.

The numbers seem to have increased over the weekend as armed rebel forces moved closer to a showdown with Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi and his loyalists who were standing their ground in Tripoli, the capital, and a handful of other places.

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