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Caritas appeal for migrant workers fleeing Libya

Catholic World News - 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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