The four Libyan schools in Tunisia are facing excessive numbers of pupils. And this is negatively affecting the level of tuition. The growth is due to the ever more important exodus of Libyan families to Tunisia. The families are running away from the situation in their country, notably the bombings in Tripoli. Hence the total number of school pupils is now 1884, of which 1504 are in primary school and 380 in high school.
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (HCR) in Mauritania is criticised by some of Camp M’berra’s refugees from North Mali. They accuse HCR of having excluded them from the lists which enable access to food aid distributed once a month. Refugees claim that in so doing, one seeks to incite them to return to their country, after three years of exile.
I had met him before near «Casa Voyageurs» station. He comes nearer. It rains lightly tonight and it’s cold in Rabat. There are a few signs that he changed a little. He became thinner. But his wholly clothes are warmer that the light ones he was wearing some months ago when we first met in Casablanca. The one thing that he has not changed is the polite tone which characterise his calls for help, in French mixed with Moroccan dialect.
The ferocity of the war in Syria pushed Fatma Abbas’s family and other families to leave Idlib, the Syrian city, on a long trip to seek asylum that led them from one continent to another. At first, they found themselves in Khartoum, where they received an unexpected welcome as Fatma states which led them to continue seeking a more welcoming place and they finally reach the city of “In Khalil”, located 700 km to the northeast of Timbuktu in the far north of Mali near the Algerian borders.