Mizdah — Relations between ethnic groups in Libya's northwestern Nafusa Mountains remain tense several weeks after renewed clashes in the town of Mizdah.
Around 1,500 families fled their homes in March when heavily armed fighters from the Qantrar and Meshashya communities clashed in early March. The fight lasted five days, killing nine people, according to the head of the town's local council, Abdel Hakim Bedran.
Humanitarian agencies have been providing displaced persons, some of them still in Mizdah, with food, medical supplies and non-food packs, including blankets and cooking equipment.
"We had no water or electricity for two weeks," Mizdah resident Mohamed Hussein said, collecting a piece of pipe perforated by a bullet. "Meshashya fired on the water pipes on purpose to vex our people and make them go away."