Choucha refugee camp in Tunisia to close

Tripoli, 23 March 2013:

The Choucha refugee camp on the Tunisia-Libya border will close on 30 June, according to the Tunisian News Agency TAP.

Spokesperson for the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), Ursula Aboubacar, said at a news conference in Tunis that closing the camp would give the refugees a better life.

"It is time to think about the future of these people, beyond the context of urgency,” said Aboubacar, “to give them a more appropriate form of life, beyond the living conditions of a camp."

During the revolution, the camp housed mainly sub-Saharan Africans who . . .

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