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Libya's deep scars

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As rebel fighters move towards Gaddafi's final stronghold in Sirte, Libya is coming to terms with the aftermath of the war.

Reporting from the road between Tripoli and Zawiya, the BBC's Wyre Davies reported people's fears as water and public health systems falter and a power vacuum threatens.

Robin Wardo, of the International Committee of the Red Cross, told him "a humanitarian problem" could be developing. "It is a very steep learning curve here… we have to act quickly."

The problems are especially acute for the migrant workers in the region, who have reported violence at the hands of Libyans after being accused of fighting for both sides.

"This place is not safe for us," Nicholas, a worker from Nigeria, told him. "I want to go to Europe. We don't want to stay in this place."


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