Libya's youth suffer from war and lack of opportunities

Many young people are feeling hopeless and trying to go abroad.

    After the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi nine years ago, there was the hope of a bright new future for Libya.

    But with the country engulfed by fighting, young people are suffering - not just from the war, but also from a lack of opportunities.

    And as Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley reports from Tripoli, many now see their future away from their homeland.


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