(ROME) -- The executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will travel to Tunisia Monday to assess and discuss the humanitarian needs stemming from the civil unrest across the border in Libya.
According to the WFP, over 40,000 people have crossed the border into Tunisia in the past week, fleeing the violence among protesters and security forces in Libya. Several refugees have said that they faced limited access to food while traveling between their homes and workplaces in Libya.
The WFP's Josette Sheeran will meet with some of these refugees during her trip to the Libyan border. She will also meet with aid officials and local authorities to determine the food needs of those who cross into Tunisia.
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