Tuesday 8 March 2011

Palestinian refugees in Libya appeal for evacuation

[ 08/03/2011 - 10:39 AM ]

BEIRUT, (PIC)-- Palestinian refugees, who used to live in Lebanon and currently live in Libya, appealed to Lebanese president Michel Oun and the Palestine embassy in Tripoli to help them leave the troubled North African Arab country.

They asked for Lebanese-Palestinian coordination to urgently intervene to let them depart Libya aboard ships.

The appeal published on Monday said, "We are lost because no one is caring about us or following our news." They asked for help by any party to leave the country.

"We the Palestinians living in Libya for more than 35 years have come from Lebanon to flee (civil) war and resided among our brothers in Libya where we got married and worked. However, after the 17 February revolution and the worsening security situation we tried to leave the country via its ports but were not allowed because of inadequate travel documents. We are now stranded and sell our belongings to eat; we do not have work or shelter and do not know what to do or where to go."

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