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.
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 – 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.
[In Profile Daily, Insight, The Inquirer, The News] | The Commander of the US Africa Command (US AFRICOM) has assured the Liberian government that the country's future is positive because of the quality of professional trainings that have been given to soldiers of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL