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Thousands More Foreigners Flee Lebanon


Governments across the world are evacuating more of their citizens trapped by Israel's bombardment of Lebanon.

Many of the evacuees are passing through Cyprus, which has appealed for help in dealing with the thousands of people arriving on the island daily. Officials say more than 25,000 people have so far come to Cyprus.

The United States, France, Britain, Canada, Germany, Australia and India are among the countries organizing evacuations.

Meanwhile, the Geneva-based International Organization for Migration says tens of thousands of migrants from developing countries are stranded in Lebanon. It says Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Ethiopia are asking for help to get their nationals to Syria and Jordan.

And thousands more Lebanese are heading north from southern Lebanon as Israel presses on with its military action.

Israeli medical officials say a Lebanese woman wounded in Saturday's fighting is receiving treatment in a northern Israeli hospital.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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