The Choucha refugee camp now has about 4000 people living in it. At the Dehiba crossing we are now seeing Libyans crossing over into Tunisia. We are also seeing people cross the border from illegal points, queue up on the Tunisian side, get the correct paperwork and then continue into Tunisia.
We are witnessing mainly families’ crossing over the Dehiba border crossing which is now under the control of anti-Gaddafi forces. In the Ramada refugee camp, there are around 1,000 thousand people, the majority of whom are Libyan families. IRW is running child protection activities in this camp. IRW has two tents where we run nursery school classes and offer a safe environment for young children to play.
Ramada refugee camp
In Ramada camp we are working on child protection, creating child friendly zones, activities such as teaching and fun activities we are also planning to conduct exams, this is to help minimise the disruption to the children’s education.
Islamic Relief has been distributing food parcels in the Tunisian city of Tataouine and surrounding areas. Food parcels are enough to keep a family sufficed for about a week. Tataouine is seeing an increased number of refugees as border towns reach maximum capacity. The refugees are moving into northern Tunisia as far as Gabes. We have also distributed hygiene kits to those arriving in the city. There are over 40,000 Libyans in Tataouine. IRW has already distributed around 3,000 food packs in the city.
Islamic Relief supported the delivery of medical supplies to Zintan hospital inside Libya. This included the provision of 2 X-Ray machines and an anaesthetic machine.