19 June 2011
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The Tuareg, divided among several states in the Sahel-Saharan region in Africa, from Mauritania to Chad via Algeria and Burkina Faso, are in Libya. Throughout the years an important number of Tuareg from Mali and Niger immigrated for reasons as diverse as the drought in 1973, 1984 and 2009, but also the different conflicts between some Tuareg groups and the governments of Mali and Niger. These immigrants have joined the native Tuareg of southern Libya. These populations in search of a haven of peace in Libya are recently confronted to a greater state of insecurity. They are threatened not only by the conflicts between government forces and those of the National Transitional Council (CNT), but also by the continuous airstrikes of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).