By Jamal Adel.
Tripoli, 16 June 2014:
With assistance from the nearby Derj Medical Centre, the Tuareg community at the IDP camp in . . .[restrict]the Awal Valley—located 50 kilometres east of Ghadames—launched a camp-wide health survey yesterday.
“We have completed a thorough health survey of those in the camp with the help of Derj Medical Centre in partnership with newly-trained nurses from within the camp,” the camp head and Tuareg rights activist Abdullah Omna told the Libya Herald.
The Tuareg community was forced to flee the ancient town of Ghadames after armed clashes with Arab descendants, the Ghadmissiya, in late 2011.
“The nurses and other medical technicians took samples and made initial diagnoses, but we are still waiting for the final results,” Omna explained.
The Tuareg community in Ghadames has been considered by most to have been pro-Qaddafi.
The Awal Valley camp houses around 400 displaced families, which make up a total of about 4,000 refugees. The camp, having suffered neglect by the government, is known to be a very harsh living environment. [/restrict]