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Does anyone know any way to help out a friend?

Details in the Facebook page below, but the short version is that my friend Hannah's friend [redacted] is in Libya. He's from Sierra Leon, and apparently, black Africans are in particular danger there. He's in hiding with some other people, and I'm pretty sure that Hannah knows where or how to get to him if anyone has a solution.

This is the e-mail he sent her:

Hi Hannah,

Thanks for your response.

I write to inform you how deterioring the condition in Tripoli is getting by the hour, especially for us Black Africans who have been threatened by violence accussed of siding with the regime.

There is word going around town that the leader here has contracted the services of thousands of Black African soldiers to fight on his side as mercinaries whom they accussed of killing Libyan people. The story goes that, should the regime fall, we Black Africans are bound to be targeted. And media reports of this story is fueling Xenophobia mistrust and making the situation worst for us Black Africans living in Libya.

As I write this mail, there are several roadblocks in the city and shops remained closed as food is becoming scarce and residents scared of what will happen in the next hours.

I've left the city center and now holed up in an outskirt area overlooking the city. My food supply is running low and I don't have money.

In light of the above, I'm desperately in need of help. I know you saved my life once. However, this time it is a matter of life and death. I know you've always cared for me. That is why I believe that if there is anything within your power you can do to help me at such a time, I know you would.

I don't have access to the internet as I had to brave the security checkpoints to send this mail and I don't think I would repeat it again for fear of my life. Therefore, if there is anything you think you can do for me at this time, please reach me on telephone lines: (phone number). In using the phone, please keep trying if you can't reach me on first dialing because phone lines here are experiencing intermittent disruptions.

Please keep praying for me as I hope to hear from you soon.



She set up a facebook group to get the word out about him, ([url]https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_190596430973647&ap=1[/url]), but I thought I'd send out feelers here in case someone has a UN or NGO connection that could be useful.