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In January 2011 MSF donated medical equipment, including orthopaedic materials to hospitals in Kasserine and Sidi Bouzid, where health staff had seen their stocks depleted during the demonstrations.

Since the conflict in Libya began, MSF teams have been providing psychological support to people fleeing the conflict on the coastal border of Ras Ajdir. In the southern border town of Dehiba more than 50,000 Libyan families have reportedly crossed into Tunisia since April. MSF has deployed mobile clinics, providing medical and mental health care to Libyan families. Approximately 150 consultations take place each week in the villages of Omziguarr, Ouni and Nekrif.

About 40,000 Libyan refugees are believed to be present in Tataouine. MSF is also working in the local hospital and supporting health centres in 15 locations to absorb the increasing demand in medical care.

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