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Liberia: Focus for IDP returnees moves from conflict to development

With the return of the remaining registered internally displaced people (IDPs) in December 2006, the process of resolving Liberia’s internal displacement crisis was considered complete.

27 July 2007 | Country Profile

IDMC

Liberia: Key challenge is ensuring sustainability of IDP return

In April 2006 the IDP return process in Liberia was officially declared over. More than 314,000 IDPs had been returned to their areas of origin in 18 months and a total of 35 camps were closed, formally marking the end of a 17-year era during which much of Liberia’s 3 million population had at some time been internally displaced.

03 August 2006 | Country Profile

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Liberia: Future of returning IDPs is at critical juncture

Following Liberia’s credible elections in October 2005 there may at last be real cause for optimism for the hundreds of thousands of people displaced by fourteen years of civil war. While the new government of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has been taking the first steps towards economic and security sector reform, IDPs and refugees have been continuing to return home in large numbers.

09 February 2006 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Liberia (August 2005)

With the October 2005 elections in Liberia looming, the official IDP return process has been proceeding at full speed. In August, the UN reported that more than 203,000 IDPs had been assisted to return – leaving a total of about 111,000 living in camps and spontaneous settlements.

25 August 2005 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Liberia (April 2005)

Since UNHCR and partners began the official IDP return programme in November 2004, more than 90,000 Liberian IDPs out of a total of 260,000 living in formal camps have so far been assisted to return to their places of origin.

15 April 2005 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Liberia (September 2004)

After 14 years of intermittent civil war in which rival factions killed up to a quarter of a million people and systematically plundered and destroyed the country, Liberia’s estimated 430,000 internally displaced people may finally see some cause for optimism.

30 September 2004 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Liberia (May 2004)

Despite the apparent move towards peace in Liberia in recent months – witnessed by the signing of the August 2003 peace agreement, the flight into exile of former president Charles Taylor and the deployment of an eventual 15,000-strong UN peacekeeping mission – the situation of thousands of the country’s displaced remains desperate.

17 May 2004 | Country Profile

IDMC

Profile of Internal Displacement: Liberia (November 2002)

Five years after the end of the brutal civil war that killed an estimated 200,000 people and forced more than half the country's 2.8 million population to flee their homes – 1.2 million of whom were internally displaced (US DOS, 1998) – lasting peace and stability in Liberia remained a pipe dream in 2002.

05 November 2002 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Liberia (May 2002)

Five years after the end of the brutal civil war that killed an estimated 200,000 people and forced more than half the country's 2.8 million population to flee their homes – 1.2 million of whom were internally displaced (US DOS, 1998) – lasting peace and stability in Liberia remained a pipe dream in 2002.

21 May 2002 | Country Profile

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