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Taouergas: Damned Souls of the Libyan...
Janzur, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
05 Oct 2012

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.

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Taouergas: Damned Souls of the Libyan...
Janzur, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
05 Oct 2012

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.

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Taouergas: Damned Souls of the Libyan...
Janzur, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
05 Oct 2012

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.

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Taouergas: Damned Souls of the Libyan...
Janzur, Tripoli
By Melanie Wenger
05 Oct 2012

Eïma is dreaming to go back to her city. In february, some of the Taouerga people went out of the camp to demonstrate and ask for their city back, but the militias opened fire on the demonstrators. Taouerga people are still considered as pro-Gaddafi and therefore discriminated.

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Taouergas: Damned Souls of the Libyan...
Janzur, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
05 Oct 2012

Chaimza is 16 years old, she fled Taouerga, with her family. Lost her brother in the exodus in April 2011. Her father, brother, sisters, grand-mother and grand-father live in a room divided by sheets for intimacy.

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Taouergas: Damned Souls of the Libyan...
Tripoli, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
26 Sep 2012

These ladies, gathered in a room enlightened by one and only window, tell the story of the exodus, as they look at some pictures of their city. A lot of them refuse to be seen, for fear of retaliation by the Misratis.

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Taouergas: Damned Souls of the Libyan...
Janzur, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
26 Sep 2012

Some men leave the camp to go to work and provide for their family. A few trucks come into the camp in the morning, using cheap workforce for construction sites. But some of them get abducted outside. According to the chief of Misrata militias, they got arrested and are supposed to be in prison. No trace was found of the majority of them.

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Taouergas: Damned Souls of the Libyan...
Janzur, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
26 Sep 2012

A new school has been founded by the remaining teachers of Taouerga. Public workers still receiving their paycheck, use it to gather old books, pens, papers, and smuggling food into the camp to create little shops, and new types of trade, like the fridge store which stores perishable goods, and the charger store for cellphones.

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Taouergas: Damned Souls of the Libyan...
Janzur, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
26 Sep 2012

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.

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Libyan refugees arriving in the port ...
Taranto, Italy
By Giuseppe Carucci Lightouch International.Inc
01 Apr 2011

Taranto (Puglia region), Italy
The fighting between rebels and forces loyal to former Coronel Muammar Ghaddafi, forced thousands of refugees to flee Libya’s civil conflict by boat to Europe, and especially to Italy. In the southern city of Taranto, in the region of Puglia, the daily arrival of thousands of refugees coming illegally from Libya, placed the refugee issue as a primary concern for the italian Prime Minister of Italy, Senator Mario Monti. The picture shows a Libyan refugee emerging from the cruise ship in the port of Taranto.

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Libyan refugees arriving in the port ...
Taranto, Italy
By Giuseppe Carucci Lightouch International.Inc
01 Apr 2011

Taranto (Puglia region), Italy
The fighting between rebels and forces loyal to former Coronel Muammar Ghaddafi, forced thousands of refugees to flee Libya’s civil conflict by boat to Europe, and especially to Italy. In the southern city of Taranto, in the region of Puglia, the daily arrival of thousands of refugees coming illegally from Libya, placed the refugee issue as a primary concern for the italian Prime Minister of Italy, Senator Mario Monti. The picture shows a Libyan refugee emerging from the cruise ship in the port of Taranto.

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Libyan refugees arriving in th eport ...
Taranto, south Italy
By Giuseppe Carucci Lightouch International.Inc
01 Apr 2011

The fighting between rebels and forces loyal to former Coronel Muammar Ghaddafi, forced thousands of refugees to flee Libya’s civil conflict by boat to Europe, and especially to Italy. In the southern city of Taranto, in the region of Puglia, the daily arrival of thousands of refugees coming illegally from Libya, placed the refugee issue as a primary concern for the italian Prime Minister of Italy, Senator Mario Monti. The picture shows a Libyan refugee emerging from the cruise ship in the port of Taranto.

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Libyan refugees arriving in the port ...
Taranto, Italy
By Giuseppe Carucci Lightouch International.Inc
04 Jan 2011

Taranto (Puglia region), Italy
The fighting between rebels and forces loyal to former Coronel Muammar Ghaddafi, forced thousands of refugees to flee Libya’s civil conflict by boat to Europe, and especially to Italy. In the southern city of Taranto, in the region of Puglia, the daily arrival of thousands of refugees coming illegally from Libya, placed the refugee issue as a primary concern for the italian Prime Minister of Italy, Senator Mario Monti. The pictures shows an Italian marine officer organizing the arrival of a cruise ship.