Student from Libya Explains Life for Her Family Amidst Protest and Turmoil

Sana Albaeity studies at Georgia College and State University. She is an exchange student from Tripoli, Libya, and still has family and friends living in the heat of the turmoil of the country.

Sana explains that her family is stuck where they live, only venturing to go out of the house when it’s absolutely necessary.

She has been studying at G.C.S.U. for almost a year and a half, and she says she never would have thought that such turmoil and unrest could hit her and her family so close.

Sana also has a 16 year old brother who goes to school in Tripoli. His teachers have fled the country, leaving him and his classmates with no school.

“He called me yesterday and was like, ‘What am I gonna do now? Where am I gonna go? ‘Cause this is hopeless,” Sana explains.

But Sana says she isn’t sure why the revolters began their protests.

“Everything was great (with the government),” she says. “Without it, I don’t know what’s going to happen…I just want everything to calm down, everybody to be safe.”

“Where I live there are people dead…in the streets. There are bodies and no one is taking the bodies away. One of my really close friends had one of his friends die. He was shot in the head, and they…they wouldn’t give the body back to the family.”

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