Libya-Tunisia border situation reaching crisis point: UN

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The UN refugee agency said Tuesday that the situation on Libya's border with Tunisia is reaching a crisis point after 70,000 to 75,000 people fled from the violence in Libya since February 20.

"Our staff on the Libya-Tunisia border have told us this morning that the situation there is reaching crisis point," said Melissa Fleming, spokeswoman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

She said 14,000 people fled across the border to Tunisia on Monday, the highest number in a single day so far, and that 10,000 to 15,000 people are expected Tuesday.

© 2011 AFP

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