Medenine — Refugees at the Shusha Camp in Ben Guerdane, Governorate of Medenine are trying their best to make the camp "a viable living space."
Sports, cultural and leisure activities are organised to make their daily life less stressful.
One year after the Libyan Revolution, new activities and services have been created in the Shusha camp, including workshops for women (sewing, embroidery, weaving and glass painting) and carpentry workshops for men.
Servicemen are providing protection to the refugees and maintaining order in the camp which hosts now 2,700 refugees from Libya.
Several stakeholders are helping significantly such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Islamic Relief Organisation which provide several services such as distribution of food and ensure hygiene, health protection and psychological care.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is making significant efforts to ensure refugees' return to Libya and expatriate refugees of other nationalities to their native countries, in addition the resettlement of those who refuse to return to their country.
Over 1,500 refugees have left the camp and were resettled in several European countries and the United States and Canada.
The number of people that had left Libya is 480,000 persons of several nationalities.
Hela Hourani, UNHCR protection officer in Zarzis said "the UNHCR is responsible for reception and evacuation of refugees, saying that this "operation is unique of its kind."
Despite UNHCR's efforts, the future of nearly 247 persons from the Shusha camp is still uncertain because they have not been recognised as refugees.
UNHCR representative in Tunis, Ursula Schulze-Aboubacar said this organisation "works in close collaboration with resettlement countries and the Tunisian Government."
"We truly hope that our combined efforts will help find lasting solutions for the Shusha refugees as soon as possible," she said.
Festivities marking World Refugee Day continue to June 24 with the theme" Refugees have no choice, You do"
It pays tribute to all refugees across the world and provides an opportunity to make international organisations aware of the difficulties and sufferings endured by these persons.
Several activities are planned including a football tournament and a cultural programme at the Cultural Centre of Zarzis, film screening, a painting and handicrafts exhibition and a music show animated by Palestinian artist Rim El Bana.