Choucha Camp in Tunisia to Close

The Choucha Camp (sometimes spelled Shusha or Shousha) was built for Libyan refugees fleeing the Libyan civil war in 2011, which resulted in the overthrow of Muammar al-Qaddafi. Some background on this particular issue is best elucidated in an informative article entitled, “Libya‘s aftermath spills over into Tunisia,” by Vicken Cheterian for Le Monde Diplomatique.

This camp, however, is being shutdown by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on June 30th, as reported by the Agence Tunis Afrique Presse.

There are some existing websites protesting the living conditions of the refugees as well as the camps closure. You can find them at  Choucha Protest and Voice of Choucha.

Also, there is an informative video report produced by Euronews, which shows the actual conditions of the camp about two years ago:

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