27 March 2011, Ben Gardane - Tunisia - Refugees from Ghana, Bangladesh and Somalia, workers in Libya during the Gheddafi regime, accomodated in the Shousha refugee camp located between the town of Ben Gardane and the border with Libya.
Libya's 2011 civil war triggered a massive influx of refugees and migrant workers into southern Tunisia. During a six-month period, an estimated 1 million people sought refuge in Tunisia, including 200,000 non-Libyan nationals. At the peak of the crisis the camp was receiving up to 18,000 people a day. More than 3,170 refugees have departed to resettlement countries, mainly the United States followed by Norway, Sweden, Australia, Canada and Germany.