A photographic chronicle of images taken in Butuuo, Nimba County
Liberia is currently playing host to over 40,000 refugees and asylum seekers. The main populations consist of Ivorian refugees who fled their country primarily as a result of the 2010 post-electoral crisis; and urban refugees of mixed nationalities, among them Sierra Leoneans, Guineans and Sudanese. Some former Sierra Leonean refugees have opted for local integration in Liberia and are in the process of naturalization, while others are awaiting residence permits.
MONROVIA, Liberia, October 25 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has facilitated the return of the first group of Ivorian refugees who have opted for voluntary repatriation from Liberia, where they sought safety during the unrest that rocked Côte d'Ivoire after presidential elections last year.
Monrovia, Liberia – On Friday, 3 June, officers of the Ukrainian Aviation Unit of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) were rewarded for their achievements in maintaining peace and stability in Liberia, and the West African sub-region as a whole.
On 12 April 2011, the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Recovery and Governance, Moustapha Soumaré, who is also UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Liberia led a UN humanitarian delegation to Maryland County.