War Turns Libya’s Women and Children into Refugees

April 16th, 2011 - by admin

Sue Turton / Al Jazeera – 2011-04-16 12:49:51


The Displaced Children of Libya

AJDABIYA, Libya (April 16, 2011) — Amid the military battles and the diplomatic wrangling, there are the children of the displaced. Many evacuees fleeing the fighting along Libya’s coast have been left without access to all the medical facilites and support they desperately need. The children may not grasp the geopolitics of the situation — but they do want to go home.

Al Jazeera’s Sue Turton, reporting from Ajdabiya, tells the story of Libya’s displaced children.


Women Flee Libya Fighting
Sue Turton / Al Jazeera

(April 9, 2011) — Many Libyan women left their menfolk behind in Ajdabiya to fight against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s forces. Some of them who fled to Benghazi alleged that Gaddafi’s troops kidnapped children and the elderly to be used as human shields. Dozens seeking refuge with little children and the elderly describe their plight before fleeing the fighting.

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