Refugees in Ras Jedir
In February of 2011, protests against the dictatorship regime of Colonel Gaddafi broke out in Libya and rapidly turned to violence. The conflict intensified and created a massive exodus of people fleeing to neighboring countries, in particular, Tunisia. By the end of March, some 360,000 people had fled Libya. These were mainly Tunisian and Egyptian migrant workers but workers from other countries as well. These images produced for the UNHRC (The United Nations Agency for Refugees) show the plight of the refugees along the border close to Libya near the town of Ras Jedir in Tunisia.