By Jamal Adel.
Tripoli, 14 April 2014:
American Ambassador Deborah Jones met Tawerghan refugees and council representatives living in one of five Tripoli . . .[restrict]camps on Saturday.
“The ambassador met with the local council and the council of Tawergha elders,” head of Tawergha local council Andilrahman Al-Shikshack told the Libya Herald. The local council continues to operate and is based in the Al-Falah Tawerghan camp in Tripoli.
“We had a discussion with the American ambassador and showed her official letters which give evidence of all the difficulties we are encountering,” he said. “The ambassador expressed understanding and demonstrated a great empathy with our situation.”
Tawergha residents at refugee camps have long-complained of humanitarian and security issues they say they face on a daily basis.
Just two weeks after a visit by acting Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni, the premises of the local council suffered an arson attack, which destroyed many documents and papers. Another fire, believed to have been caused by an electrical fault, and severe flooding have blighted other Tawerghan camps in the capital. [/restrict]