By Jamel Adel.
Tripoli, 15 January 2014:
Members of the General National Congress (GNC) have said the plight of displaced Tuaregs will soon . . .[restrict]be raised at a Congress sitting following their visit to the the Awal Valley refugee camp.
The camp houses Tuareags from the Southern town of Ghadamis, who fled following clashes in the town.
Obari GNC member Hassan Alansari told Libya Herald that he, along with Local Governance Committee deputy, Abdallah Juwan, and Social Affairs and Higher Education committee members, Halima Abdilmatlub and Zaineb Altargi, visited the camp three days ago.
The needs and demands of the refugees were clearly urgent, he said. “We closely observed the situation in the camp and met with local elders and Awal Camp’s local council head Saeed Breka Dahna,” Alansari said.
“We made thorough observations on the refugees’ humanitarian situation and have written reports that will hopefully be discussed soon at a GNC sitting,” he added.
The displaced Tuaregs have been living in the camp, which is 60 kilometres south of Ghadames, for over two years. They say harsh winters and neglect of their needs makes life a daily struggle.
Awal Valley resident Belal Mohammed Abdilwahab said he and his community were undergoing a very difficult situation which undermined their human rights. [/restrict]