Politics & Policy

A Refugee Emergency

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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