Focus for IDP returnees moves from conflict to development

Despite the fact that the humanitarian crisis is over, the humanitarian needs of many people in Liberia remain considerable

27 July 2007 | Overview


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 | Overview


Liberia: Rushed IDP return before elections brings voluntariness into question

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 | Overview


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