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Misrata evacuees arrive in Benghazi

04-17-2011 09:39 BJT Special Report:Int'l Intervention in Libya |

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A ship carrying nearly 12 hundred migrants from the besieged Libyan city of Misrata, has arrived in rebel-controlled Benghazi.

Most of the evacuees are migrants from Bangladesh and Egypt. Many aboard the chartered Greek vessel were in desperate need of medical attention upon arrival after weeks with little food or water.

They were among more than 8 thousand migrants living around the port of Misrata without shelter, adequate food, access to clean water or medical care.

A Red Cross team has now arrived in the city to assess the situation.

Earlier this week,the organization said it was opening an office in Tripoli at the invitation of the Libyan government and would also send a team to Misrata to help civilians there.



Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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