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UNHCR fears for the safety of refugees caught in Libya’s violence


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GENEVA, February 22 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency said in Geneva on Tuesday it has become “increasingly concerned” about the dangers for civilians inadvertently caught up in the mounting violence in Libya, especially asylum-seekers and refugees.

“We have no access at this time to the refugee community. Over the past months we have been trying to regularize our presence in Libya, and this has constrained our work,” Melissa Fleming, UNHCR’s chief spokesperson, told journalists in Geneva. Continue reading UNHCR fears for the safety of refugees caught in Libya’s violence