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Meanwhile, France’s top human rights official said up to 2,000 people have possibly died in the unrest.
“The question is not if Gadhafi will fall, but when and at what human cost,” said Francois Zimeray. “For now the figures we have, more than 1,000 have died, possibly 2,000, according to sources.”
A humanitarian crisis is brewing on Libyas eastern border with Egypt where scores of Egyptian workers have crossed back into their home country. However, people of other nationalities have been stranded in no-man’s land.
Ousama Abushagur, who is coordinating relief work at the Libya-Egypt border, said about 3,000 Nepalese and Vietnamese workers employed with a South Korean construction firm had been stuck at the border without food or water. Workers from Chad, who were until recently employed by a Turkish firm, were also stranded.
“We are going to start seeing more and more people in this situation,” Mr. Abushagur cautioned in a phone interview with The Washington Times.
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About the Author
Ashish Kumar Sen is a reporter covering foreign policy and international developments for The Washington Times.
Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Sen worked for publications in Asia and the Middle East. His work has appeared in a number of publications and online news sites including the British Broadcasting Corp., Asia Times Online and Outlook magazine.
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