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ESCAPING THE LIBYA TERROR

IMAGE SOURCE: Tens of thousands of African and Middle Eastern migrants have travelled from Libya, trying to reach Europe.Photo: Save The Children Charity

 

ESCAPING THE LIBYA TERROR
WEDNESDAY 11TH MARCH 2015

The chaos and current terror zone that is Libya is forcing migrants to travel from their homes to Europe. The charity Save the Children has been documenting a group who recently arrived on the Italian island of Lampedusa. Authorities have rescued over 1,000 migrants more than a quarter of them are unaccompanied children.

Libyan children have had to travel massive lengths for the safety of their lives, after leaving traumatic death zones in their country they’ve had to travel on unstable, life endangering boats to arrive to their safer destinations In Europe. More than 3,000 people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean seas in hope of saving themselves and their families. One 20 year old man told Telegraph journalist Nick Squires about his attack story in Libya. “"They said 'where is your money?'. I said that I didn't have any. Then they attacked me. It was four of them against me. They came to where we were living at one in the morning. My brother was shot dead in front of me – boom, boom – as well as two of my friends," leaving him with 6 stab wounds and mourning of his brother.

Migrants who have travelled to Europe have been giving phone call cards to contact any family member or friends of their arrival, most of the children from Libya have now been taken into care by organisations in Europe. The charity ‘Save The Children’ have been supporting the migrants with child care and their individual safety.

FOR INFORMATION ON THIS STORY GO TO
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31746724

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