International Affairs

The Arab Awakening and Middle East Unrest

REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny -A man from the Libyan town of Tawergha stands in front of pictures depicting violence against Tawerghans at a camp for internally displaced persons, a former naval academy on the outskirts of Tripoli February 13, 2013. More than a year on, the people of Tawergha are still stuck in limbo, homeless and, they say, abandoned by a country that has unfairly branded them as supporters of the fallen autocrat. They say they fear persecution, revenge attacks and arbitrary arrest if they return - the legacy of a war that has sharpened divisions in the oil-producing nation and raised fears of reprisals in other former Gaddafi bastions including Sirte and Bani Walid. Picture taken February 13, 2013.

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Uprooted, unprotected: Libya’s displacement crisis

April 21, 2015

Libyans are no strangers to displacement and dispossession. Gaddafi’s rule was marked by the flight of thousands of Libyans into exile and the appropriation of opponents’ homes and lands, while the 2011 revolution generated massive levels of forced migration. Many of those uprooted during and immediately after the revolution have been unable to find a solution to their displacement.

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