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March 30, 2011

Faces of the displaced

For more than a month, refugees have been fleeing the violence and uncertainty of Libya into Tunisia. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees has reported nearly 180,000 people have fled -- a rate of 2,000 a day. Most end up at border transit camps, desperately trying to find a way home. Here are the faces of a few of them. -- Lloyd Young (39 photos total)

A Sudanese migrant fleeing the unrest in Libya holds her child as she walks at the Tunisian border crossing of Ras Jdir on March 2. (Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)(credit)

A Bangladeshi evacuee waves aboard a bus at the Libyan and Tunisian border crossing of Ras Jdir on March 9. (Pascal Rossignol/Reuters) #

A Tunisian girl waits for her father to cross the border into Tunisia at the border crossing of Ras Jdir after fleeing unrest in Libya on Feb. 23. Thousands of Tunisians have been fleeing Libya after a bloody crackdown on protests against the rule of Moammar Khadafy. At least 30,000 Tunisians had been living in Libya, and officials fear they could become targets because of Tunisia's role in inspiring uprisings across the Arab world. Tunisia's authoritarian president, Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, was overthrown in January. (Zohra Bensemra/Reuters) #

A refugee carries a mattress to his tent at a UN displacement camp on March 5 in Ras Jdir, Tunisia. In addition to Tunisians, tens of thousands of guest workers from Egypt, Bangladesh, and other countries have been fleeing to the border of Tunisia to escape the violence. Fledgling Tunisia has been overwhelmed by the deluge. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #

A Sudanese boy near his suitcases as he waits at the Libyan side of the Tunisian border crossing of Ras Jdir on March 2. (Zohra Bensemra/Reuters) #

Men line up for food in a refugee camp at the Tunisia-Libyan border on March 10. The camp in Ras Jdir has a capacity of 20,000 refugees. (Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press) #

Fleeing Egyptians pack a bus in Ras Jdir, Tunisia, on March 3. (Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press) #

A worker from Bangladesh (left) crosses the frontier to Tunisia at Ras Jdir on March 3. (Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters) #

A Bangladeshi man who recently crossed into Tunisia brushes his teeth in a UN displacement camp in Ras Jdir on March 9. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #

Sudanese refugees reach the Choucha refugee camp at Ras Jdir on March 9. Many of the refugees have been repatriated in an international effort, but thousands remain in temporary camps facing growing problems of hygiene. (Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images) #

A Bangladeshi evacuee is wrapped in a blanket as he walks through a UN refugee camp at Ras Jdir on March 8. (Yannis Behra/Reuters) #

Refugees await information regarding their repatriation in a refugee camp in Ras Jdir on March 9. (Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press) #

Long lines and tight queues mark mealtime at the UN camp in Ras Jdir. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #

A refugee who had just crossed into Ras Jdir waits for friends at a UN displacement camp on March 8. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #

A Bangladeshi migrant worker shaves at a refugees camp at Ras Jdir on March 5. (Zohra Bensemra/Reuters) #

Fellow workers from Bangladesh embrace as they meet in a refugee camp at the Tunisia-Libyan border. (Lefteris Pitarakis/Associated Press) #

Men wait to be taken to a UN camp after crossing into Tunisia on March 6 in Ras Jdir. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #

A man takes refuge in a makeshift lean-to as he waits to be taken to a transit camp after entering Tunisia on March 1 in Ras Jdir. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #

Refugees jostle each other as they seek to enter Tunisia from Libya on March 1 in Ras Jdir. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #

An Egyptian refugee waits in a bus to be processed at a refugee camp shortly after crossing into Tunisia on Feb. 24. He was one of several fleeing workers who had been based at a construction site in the Libyan town of Zuara, about 75 miles west of the capital Tripoli. (Yannis Behrakis/Reuters) #

Men wait to enter Tunisia from Libya on March 1. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #

Men from Ghana wait for information about their repatriation and for their passports at a UN refugee camp on March 14 in Ras Jdir, Tunisia. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) #

An Egyptian woman and child sit on a bus at a refugee camp near Ras Jdir on Feb. 28 after fleeing unrest. People in Tunisia and Egypt are driving to the border to help those arriving from Libya, with many hosting strangers in their homes, international aid groups have said. (Zohra Bensemra/Reuters) #

Migrant workers who recently fled Libya demand to be sent to their homes of origin during a demonstration at a displacement camp on Feb. 27 in Ras Jdir, Tunisia. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #

Men who recently arrived from Libya attempt to get their luggage onto a bus to be moved to a transit camp on Feb. 25 in Ras Jdir, Tunisia. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #

A woman is given bread and water after crossing the Tunisian border on February 23. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #

Men who recently crossed into Tunisia from Libya watch a comedy performance at a UN displacement camp on March 7 in Ras Jdir. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #

A man from Bangladesh, who used to work in Libya but recently fled the unrest, carries his belongings as he waits information during his repatriation process in a refugee camp at the Tunisia-Libyan border, in Ras Ajdir March 7. (Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press) #

A Bangladeshi boy sits with his family on a bus at a refugees camp near the Libyan and Tunisian border crossing of Ras Jdir after fleeing unrest in Libya March 6. (Zohra Bensemra/Reuters) #

Foreign evacuees, who fled unrest in Libya, are seen at a refugee camp near the Libyan and Tunisian border crossing of Ras Jdir March 20. (Anis Mili/Reuters) #

A man from Ghana waits for a bus during a sandstorm at a UN displacement camp on March 15 in Ras Jdir. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) #

A man from Bangladesh emerges from his tent at sunrise at a UN displacement camp on March 12. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) #

Somali women who recently crossed into Tunisia from Libya wait for food outside of a feeding center in a UN sponsored displacement camp on March 9 in Ras Jdir. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #

Refugees who fled Libya, wash themselves in the Choucha refugee camp, near the Tunisian border town of Ras Jdir on March 8. (Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images) #

Men from Bangladesh, who used to work in Libya and fled the unrest in the country, sit next to their belongings after crossing from Libya to a refugee camp near Ras Ajdir on March 22. (Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press) #

Bangladeshi evacuees line up for food distribution at an UN refugee camp after fleeing violence in Libya near the border crossing of Ras Jdir March 6. (Yannis Behrakis/Reuters) #

An evacuee carries bottles of water as he walks through a UN refugee camp for civilians fleeing violence in Libya near the border crossing of Ras Jdir March 3. (Yannis Behrakis/Reuters) #

A Vietnamese refugee rests in a shed as he awaits transportation at the Libyan and Tunisian border crossing of Ras Jdir after fleeing unrest in Libya Feb. 27. (Zohra Bensemra/Reuters) #

A man who recently crossed into Tunisia from Libya stands in a UN displacement camp on March 6. The situation has turned into a humanitarian emergency as fledgling Tunisia is overwhelmed with the workers. Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has vowed to fight to the end. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #


 
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