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From a rock to a hard place: The neglected victims of the conflict in Libya

Since the beginning of the war in Libya, over one million1 civilians have fled the conflict, most of them crossing land borders to Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Chad, Niger and Sudan. Others have crossed the Mediterranean sea to Malta and Italy. Regardless of their nationality, or the original reason for their presence in Libya, these people are seeking refuge from a war. They are fleeing fighting and violence, and sometimes targeted abuses. They include men, women, children and the elderly, and they are fleeing for their lives.