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Aid agencies call for evacuation of refugees

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Aid agencies call for evacuation of refugees


Dozens of volunteers have been working tirelessly for several days at Ras Jedir camp to help refugees fleeing Libya across the Tunisian border.

They’ve quickly become organised and have set up reception committees while others distribute food and water. Even Tunisian medical students have turned up to lend a hand.

“We try to give them just a little moral support or to give them some food, blankets, nappies for children, etc.,“said one such student.

Among those helping is a football association called Club Africa . They’ve sent a lorry load of aid.

Euronews reporter Jamel Ezzedini said: “the efforts being made in Ras Jedir are to ensure better conditions for all those making it across the border. But at the same time there are calls on the United Nations and the European Union to implement an evacuation plan. The crisis is a humanitarian crisis but it is also a crisis of not having the capacity to cope with so many new refugees arriving each day.”

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