A humanitarian crisis has many faces. In Tunisia now, fleeing immigrants have overrun the border crossing of Ras Ajdir in an attempt to escape the strife in Libya. The travelers are mostly male Egyptian laborers but also migrant workers from Tunisia, Bangladesh, China. They arrive in overcrowded cars and buses and on foot, dragging suitcases.

Series of images by photographer Paulo Pellegrin in today’s in The New York Times Magazine.

Further Reading

Long live Ruth First

The great South African writer and activist, Ruth First, was assassinated by a letter bomb sent by the South African Security Police in Maputo, Mozambique on this day, 17 August, in 1982.