Egyptian refugees

A person is helped through a bus window as Egyptian refugees who fled <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000082" title="Libya" href="/topic/international/libya-PLGEO00000082.topic">Libya</a> to <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000081" title="Tunisia" href="/topic/international/tunisia-PLGEO00000081.topic">Tunisia</a> leave the Echoucha refugee camp by bus in Euchoucha. Between 8,000 and 10,000 people crossed into Tunisia on Wednesday, Adrian Edwards, spokesman from the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees told AFP, noting that most of those new arrivals are Bangladeshis. The UNHCR had launched an joint urgent appeal with the International Organization for Migration late Tuesday for a mass evacuation at the Tunisia-Libya border.

( Getty Images / March 3, 2011 )

A person is helped through a bus window as Egyptian refugees who fled Libya to Tunisia leave the Echoucha refugee camp by bus in Euchoucha. Between 8,000 and 10,000 people crossed into Tunisia on Wednesday, Adrian Edwards, spokesman from the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees told AFP, noting that most of those new arrivals are Bangladeshis. The UNHCR had launched an joint urgent appeal with the International Organization for Migration late Tuesday for a mass evacuation at the Tunisia-Libya border.

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