Migrant Women, Children Denied Shelter in Libya's Battleground

Migrant women and children trapped in the battle for control of Libya's capital are being turned away from shelters, exposing them to airstrikes and sexual abuse. In the region of 140,000 migrants and refugees were estimated to live in Tripoli prior to the renewed conflict, writes Nellie Payton for Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Refugees and asylum-seekers are processed at Tripoli International Airport before an emergency evacuation flight to Niamey, Niger, May 2018.


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