Update: Eritrean refugees captured after escaping from Libyan camp

I am very sorry to have to report that unfortunately the refugees have been surrounded by soldiers and trucks and taken back to the camp by force.

They havent had any food at all in almost 4 days.

One boy was shot during the escape is bleeding from his hand.

No feedback or reaction or visit from UNHCR or IOM so far.


This is the original report

This morning the Eritrean refugees in Al Furhaji Sebha, after 3 days with no food (and months of near starvation), rebelled and managed to force their way out of the centre. The police shot at them and one boy got shot. They have escaped and are now in the streets of Tripoli trying to reach UNHCR LIBYA offices. They are hungry, scared and desperate. They are at high risk of being kidnapped and detained again, or sold by traffickers. They need safe temporary accommodation and urgent evacuation. Please amend any emails to UNHCR Libya and IOM Libya and Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to ask them to urgently help this group of vulnerable and desperate refugees, provide them with food and a safe roof for the night and immediate evacuation from Libya. #GetThemOut!

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