LIBYA-TUNISIA: Growing frustration in Choucha transit camp - IRUSA

DUBAI, 25 May 2011 (IRIN) – Tensions have escalated among third country nationals who fled violence in Libya and have been living in Choucha transit camp in Tunisia, and the situation could get worse, an aid worker warns.

“Over the last six weeks we have seen tensions increasing and although we have tried to keep nationalities in the same area, organized sporting activities and undertaken some psycho-social work, we are seeing frustrations increasing the longer people are here waiting,” said Moustafa Osman, a humanitarian manager for Islamic Relief, told IRIN.

“There have been increasing incidents of violence and demonstrations by camp populations who are feeling increasingly frustrated at their situation… There is concern that violence will escalate… The only solution is to get these people back home or to third countries,” he said.

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