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Libyan Crisis Pushes Number Of Refugees To 300,000 – UN – 12 October 2014

RT logoThe United Nations refugee agency has said that a spike in violence between rival militias has displaced about 287,000 Libyans from their homes. Meanwhile UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrived in Tripoli Saturday for talks with the warring factions.

A spokesman for the UNHCR Adrian Edwards told reporters on Friday that an estimated 287,000 people have fled the conflict in Libya since it started three years ago in a NATO-backed uprising to topple its long serving leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Edwards said that in the last three weeks alone 100,000 people had been displaced from Warshefana, a suburb on the edge of Tripoli and a further 15,000 had fled the eastern city of Benghazi.

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