Tags / Tawargha
A photography project by Mélanie Wenger.
A few nights ago, the Misrata militias attacked the camp again, taking men and humiliating them in front of the children, and breaking windows and walls. A couple were killed, trying to flee. A young girl was found raped, her breast burned.
New Taouerga families await, fleeing the camp outside Misrata constantly under attack. The remaining men use plywood to divide the basement of one of the buildings to make room for them.
In one of the storage racks, some women settled a little kitchen shared by the 30 families of one of the buildings. Two pots and one pan are available along with two electrical hobs. Some spices and cans were brought in a few months back by the remaining NGOs. Water from the lavatories and natural light do the trick for cooking.
The city of Taouerga is now a ghost city hanted by Misrati militias. All burned and robbed, only some walls are still standing, showing the testimony of hatred. Called now the New Misrata, the city is not easy to access, totally controlled, and no journalist is allowed.
One of the Taouerga camps is situated in Janzur. 400 families are living in approximately 1km2, in the military academy where one of Gaddafi’s sons used to study . The electricity power has recently been back thanks to generators shared by some «residents». Some windows are still missing, replaced by blankets or sheets.