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Caritas appeal for migrant workers fleeing Libya

March 07, 2011

Caritas Internationalis, the consortium of Catholic relief and development agencies, has issued an appeal on behalf of migrant workers who are attempting to flee the strife-torn nation but are stranded on the Egypt-Libya border. Since March 2, nearly 175,000 migrant workers have left the nation.

1.8% of Libya’s 6.7 million people are Catholic, according to Vatican statistics. Almost all of the Catholics are migrant workers.


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