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Refugees stuck in Libya ‘really live in terror’

13 May, 2020

“Libyans in uniforms are stealing their money… basically they’re living in terror.”

Coronavirus appears to have stemmed the flow of migrants into Europe in recent weeks - but the consequence of that is that many migrants are stuck in transit countries like Libya - in detention centres or just on the streets. 

Conditions have always been poor, but now the supply of food and water is erratic - and there's concern that there is the potential for covid-19 to quickly spread amongst people closely packed together.  There are also reports of an increase in robberies.  

Sally Hayden, a migration journalist, is in contact with a number of refugees in Libya.
Source: BBC

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