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Kidnapping Anas Al Liby.(1of5)
libya
By Khaled Benyala
14 Oct 2013

Video about : One of the children of "Anas Al liby" demanding the release of a kidnapped his father by the American forces.

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I am 220: Surviving a Migrant Boat Di...
Trapani, Italy
By Transterra Editor
11 Oct 2013

October 15, 2013
Trapani, Italy

"I am 27 years old, originally I came from Nigeria. I crossed from Libya to Italy in a small boat. 105 people went with me and 103 of them survived," said Refugee 220.

In Sicily I stumbled upon a fenced camp in the harbor town of Trapani. At this camp I met number 220. He is one of about 800 people who crossed over from Africa to Italy in the last three weeks. After the tragedy of the third of October, the sea has become a human cemetery. Number 220 is one of the lucky ones. He made it to land.

Number 220 says he was living in Libya, but the situation there drove him to attempt the crossing. He survived, but two women on his small boat died before a commercial ship took them on board. Eventually they ended up in an old gym in Trapani. He spends his days here with 85 other young men. ‘This is already better than Libya, I feel safe here and don’t hear gunshots anymore.’

The men in the gym have no idea what will happen to them. They don’t speak a word of Italian and the guards of the camp don’t speak English. They are totally in the dark about their status and tell me I am the first person to speak English to them since they arrived.

Since the guards don’t give me any information either, and won’t let me enter the camp, number 220 and me decide to meet outside the camp. Here I give him a disposable camera, so he can show me his life inside the camp. ‘I don’t do much inside, mainly sleep and sit on the patio with other guys from Nigeria. And wait.’

The quality of these analogue photos is not the best. Number 220 is not a professional photographer. But in my opinion his slightly dark, bleakly colored and out of focus photos perfectly reflect 220’s life at the moment. He lives on the edge of our society. His name is Louis. He could be a friend.

Photos and Text By:
Berta Banacloche / Jeffry Ruigendijk / Refugee 220

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Swedish Embassy bombing.
Libya
By Mohammad Salama
11 Oct 2013

Video about: Car bomb at Swedish consulate in Libya's Benghazi.

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I am 220
trapani, italy
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
11 Oct 2013

Photo by: Refugee 220
The scarce possessions of the refugees are laid out on their mattresses. Approx. 85 refugees live in this gym at the moment.

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I am 220
trapani, italy
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
11 Oct 2013

Photo by: Refugee 220
Refugees pass time on their mattresses inside the old gym that now serves as a refugee camp.

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I am 220
Trapani, italy
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
11 Oct 2013

Photo by: Refugee 220
The basket now serves as a drying rack for refugees in an old gym in Trapani.

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I am 220
trapani, italy
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
11 Oct 2013

Photo by: Refugee 220
View from the patio, through the eyes of refugee no. 220.

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libyan women.
libya
By Murad Gargoum
10 Oct 2013

Video about : role of Libya women in the light of changes taking place in the country at the political level.

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Drugs End Your Life
Libya
By Muhannad.Lamin
11 Sep 2013

A Short Film\PSA about Drugs, inspired by a true stories of Libyan Youth .

Produced By: 2GO2
Cast: Akram Khair Allah, Nizar Al Ghati
Voice Over: Ahmed Al Juhud

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Libya's new era
libya
By Amjed Al Tayeb
28 Aug 2013

Video about: News conference to display the decisions of the Libyan Institute for Studies.

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Raised the history of Libya
libya
By Ibrahim AlGhouri
27 Aug 2013

Video about: Some features of the history of Libya from the Mosaic panels and the Eastern and Western Churches.

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"Kaser Libya"
libya
By Ibrahim AlGhouri
27 Aug 2013

Video about : Tour of "Kaser Libya" to know the geography of this city and its historical impact.

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French Embassy hit by Car Bomb in Tri...
Tripoli, Libya
By Tripcarbons
23 Apr 2013

Bomb explosion at 7.05 am. First attack of its kind on an Embassy in Tripoli.
Security guards and people living near by have been hospitalised.

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French Embassy hit by Car Bomb in Tri...
Tripoli, Libya
By Tripcarbons
23 Apr 2013

Bomb explosion at 7.05 am. First attack of its kind on an Embassy in Tripoli.
Security guards and people living near by have been hospitalised.

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French Embassy hit by Car Bomb in Tri...
Tripoli, Libya
By Tripcarbons
23 Apr 2013

Bomb explosion at 7.05 am. First attack of its kind on an Embassy in Tripoli.
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French Embassy hit by Car Bomb in Tri...
Tripoli, Libya
By Tripcarbons
23 Apr 2013

Bomb explosion at 7.05 am. First attack of its kind on an Embassy in Tripoli.
Security guards and people living near by have been hospitalised.

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French Embassy hit by Car Bomb in Tri...
Tripoli, Libya
By Tripcarbons
23 Apr 2013

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French Embassy hit by Car Bomb in Tri...
Tripoli, Libya
By Tripcarbons
23 Apr 2013

Bomb explosion at 7.05 am. First attack of its kind on an Embassy in Tripoli.
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Tripoli, Libya
By Tripcarbons
23 Apr 2013

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Tripoli, Libya
By Tripcarbons
23 Apr 2013

Bomb explosion at 7.05 am. First attack of its kind on an Embassy in Tripoli.
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Tripoli, Libya
By Tripcarbons
23 Apr 2013

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23 Apr 2013

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By Tripcarbons
23 Apr 2013

Bomb explosion at 7.05 am. First attack of its kind on an Embassy in Tripoli.
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Tripoli, Libya
By Tripcarbons
23 Apr 2013

Bomb explosion at 7.05 am. First attack of its kind on an Embassy in Tripoli.
Security guards and people living near by have been hospitalised.

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Tripoli, Libya
By Tripcarbons
23 Apr 2013

Bomb explosion at 7.05 am. First attack of its kind on an Embassy in Tripoli.
Security guards and people living near by have been hospitalised.

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By Tripcarbons
23 Apr 2013

Bomb explosion at 7.05 am. First attack of its kind on an Embassy in Tripoli.
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23 Apr 2013

Bomb explosion at 7.05 am. First attack of its kind on an Embassy in Tripoli.
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Tripoli, Libya
By Mais Istanbuli
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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

In the octagonal communal garden at the centre of Benghazi’s Al Nafsia drug addiction clinic four men sit quietly talking in the shade. The atmosphere of contemplation makes the clinic seem like an oasis of calm in a city where assassination attempts and armed raids are a monthly occurrence and the soundscape is regularly punctuated by gunshots and squealing tires.

Here Libyans with addiction problems are helped to kick their habits with the help of psychologists and tailor made drug courses. The only problem: this clinic has room for just 40 inpatients, and it is the only treatment centre of its kind in a country where drug addiction is rapidly increasing.

Doctors across Libya say they are being overwhelmed by patients with drug problems and it is proving impossible to provide appropriate treatment for everyone.

‘Every month more people come to us needing help,’ says Dr Abdullah Fannar, deputy director at Tripoli’s Gargaresh psychiatric hospital. ‘It’s part of the fallout from the revolution. The government security forces are weak and hundreds of thousands of Libyans were displaced, wounded or bereaved during the uprising. Now street drugs are proving to be an attractive solution to many of those who are struggling to deal with their new reality.’

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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

Islam
Addicted to Tramadol
From Benghazi
Has spent one month in the clinic

‘I was skateboarding a lot and started taking Tramadol because it means you can skate for longer and don’t get tired.’

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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

In the octagonal communal garden at the centre of Benghazi’s Al Nafsia drug addiction clinic four men sit quietly talking in the shade. The atmosphere of contemplation makes the clinic seem like an oasis of calm in a city where assassination attempts and armed raids are a monthly occurrence and the soundscape is regularly punctuated by gunshots and squealing tires.

Here Libyans with addiction problems are helped to kick their habits with the help of psychologists and tailor made drug courses. The only problem: this clinic has room for just 40 inpatients, and it is the only treatment centre of its kind in a country where drug addiction is rapidly increasing.

Doctors across Libya say they are being overwhelmed by patients with drug problems and it is proving impossible to provide appropriate treatment for everyone.

‘Every month more people come to us needing help,’ says Dr Abdullah Fannar, deputy director at Tripoli’s Gargaresh psychiatric hospital. ‘It’s part of the fallout from the revolution. The government security forces are weak and hundreds of thousands of Libyans were displaced, wounded or bereaved during the uprising. Now street drugs are proving to be an attractive solution to many of those who are struggling to deal with their new reality.’

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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

In the octagonal communal garden at the centre of Benghazi’s Al Nafsia drug addiction clinic four men sit quietly talking in the shade. The atmosphere of contemplation makes the clinic seem like an oasis of calm in a city where assassination attempts and armed raids are a monthly occurrence and the soundscape is regularly punctuated by gunshots and squealing tires.

Here Libyans with addiction problems are helped to kick their habits with the help of psychologists and tailor made drug courses. The only problem: this clinic has room for just 40 inpatients, and it is the only treatment centre of its kind in a country where drug addiction is rapidly increasing.

Doctors across Libya say they are being overwhelmed by patients with drug problems and it is proving impossible to provide appropriate treatment for everyone.

‘Every month more people come to us needing help,’ says Dr Abdullah Fannar, deputy director at Tripoli’s Gargaresh psychiatric hospital. ‘It’s part of the fallout from the revolution. The government security forces are weak and hundreds of thousands of Libyans were displaced, wounded or bereaved during the uprising. Now street drugs are proving to be an attractive solution to many of those who are struggling to deal with their new reality.’

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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

In the octagonal communal garden at the centre of Benghazi’s Al Nafsia drug addiction clinic four men sit quietly talking in the shade. The atmosphere of contemplation makes the clinic seem like an oasis of calm in a city where assassination attempts and armed raids are a monthly occurrence and the soundscape is regularly punctuated by gunshots and squealing tires.

Here Libyans with addiction problems are helped to kick their habits with the help of psychologists and tailor made drug courses. The only problem: this clinic has room for just 40 inpatients, and it is the only treatment centre of its kind in a country where drug addiction is rapidly increasing.

Doctors across Libya say they are being overwhelmed by patients with drug problems and it is proving impossible to provide appropriate treatment for everyone.

‘Every month more people come to us needing help,’ says Dr Abdullah Fannar, deputy director at Tripoli’s Gargaresh psychiatric hospital. ‘It’s part of the fallout from the revolution. The government security forces are weak and hundreds of thousands of Libyans were displaced, wounded or bereaved during the uprising. Now street drugs are proving to be an attractive solution to many of those who are struggling to deal with their new reality.’

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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

In the octagonal communal garden at the centre of Benghazi’s Al Nafsia drug addiction clinic four men sit quietly talking in the shade. The atmosphere of contemplation makes the clinic seem like an oasis of calm in a city where assassination attempts and armed raids are a monthly occurrence and the soundscape is regularly punctuated by gunshots and squealing tires.

Here Libyans with addiction problems are helped to kick their habits with the help of psychologists and tailor made drug courses. The only problem: this clinic has room for just 40 inpatients, and it is the only treatment centre of its kind in a country where drug addiction is rapidly increasing.

Doctors across Libya say they are being overwhelmed by patients with drug problems and it is proving impossible to provide appropriate treatment for everyone.

‘Every month more people come to us needing help,’ says Dr Abdullah Fannar, deputy director at Tripoli’s Gargaresh psychiatric hospital. ‘It’s part of the fallout from the revolution. The government security forces are weak and hundreds of thousands of Libyans were displaced, wounded or bereaved during the uprising. Now street drugs are proving to be an attractive solution to many of those who are struggling to deal with their new reality.’

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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

Mohamed
Addicted to pharmaceuticals including Tramadol, Diazepam, and Bromisoval
From Benghazi
Has spent 1 month at the clinic
  ‘I started taking Tramadol in 2006. At first it gives you energy and stops you feeling tired. After taking for a long time you get very depressed and frustrated. You get aches all over your body, irritable and angry. Before I came to the hospital I’d been taking Tramadol regularly for five years. I couldn’t take it anymore. I want to turn around my life and feel jealous of my friends who never tried the pills.’  

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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

Salah
Addicted to heroin
From Benghazi
Has spent 17 days in the clinic
  ‘I managed to quit heroin in 2008 but restarted after the revolution. I fought on the front lines and after the liberation the government gave payouts to the revolutionaries. The extra cash meant I could afford to spend more money

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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

In the octagonal communal garden at the centre of Benghazi’s Al Nafsia drug addiction clinic four men sit quietly talking in the shade. The atmosphere of contemplation makes the clinic seem like an oasis of calm in a city where assassination attempts and armed raids are a monthly occurrence and the soundscape is regularly punctuated by gunshots and squealing tires.

Here Libyans with addiction problems are helped to kick their habits with the help of psychologists and tailor made drug courses. The only problem: this clinic has room for just 40 inpatients, and it is the only treatment centre of its kind in a country where drug addiction is rapidly increasing.

Doctors across Libya say they are being overwhelmed by patients with drug problems and it is proving impossible to provide appropriate treatment for everyone.

‘Every month more people come to us needing help,’ says Dr Abdullah Fannar, deputy director at Tripoli’s Gargaresh psychiatric hospital. ‘It’s part of the fallout from the revolution. The government security forces are weak and hundreds of thousands of Libyans were displaced, wounded or bereaved during the uprising. Now street drugs are proving to be an attractive solution to many of those who are struggling to deal with their new reality.’

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Libya’s Only Addiction Clinic Struggl...
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
15 Apr 2013

Islam
Addicted to Tramadol
From Benghazi
Has spent one month in the clinic

‘I was skateboarding a lot and started taking Tramadol because it means you can skate for longer and don’t get tired.’