Washington, D.C. is home to policymakers and organizations who help those impacted by those policies. In that regard, Islamic Relief USA a relief and development organization announced its humanitarian effort to assist nearly 12,000 displaced Libyan nationals at the Deheba border crossing in Tunisia.  The group says that rapid needs assessment reports indicate that the border crossing area has become a transitional camp for refugees fleeing the violence in western Libyan towns with thousands more expected to arrive in the coming days.

Local Tunisian aid agencies have reported severe shortages in food stocks and means of supporting the refugees, who are comprised mostly of women, children and the elderly. Islamic Relief states that wihout their assistance the hosting Tunisian families in nearby town of Tatawien stated they wouldn’t be able to support their guest families more than several days.

 

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