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Humanitarian corridor set up in Egypt as Libyan casualties escalate

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 28 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1337
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. 1Geneva

The World Health Organization has negotiated the establishment of a humanitarian corridor with authorities in Egypt at the Salloum border with Libya to allow access to supplies as hundreds of thousands of Libyans flee violent clashes with supporters of Muammar Gaddafi’s government. Support from Egypt includes three field hospitals in the Salloum border crossing area.

According to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, close to 100 000 people have fled the violence in Libya—50 000 crossing into Tunisia since 20 February …

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