Over 30,000 Egyptians, Tunisians flee Libya


More than 30,000 Tunisian and Egyptian migrants have fled to their home countries from Libya since Monday, the IOM said Thursday, adding that it expects tens of thousands more to leave.

“The arrivals are increasing every day. We are at over 30,000 people since Monday,” said Jean-Philippe Chauzy, spokesman for the International Organization for Migration.

“We can expect other arrivals, in the order of tens of thousands of people. That depends on the situation on the ground,” he added.

About 15,000 of the returnees are Tunisians while the other half are Egyptians, said the IOM.

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