Liberia

Total population: 4,400,000 people

UNFPA, as of 2014

Conflict: Up to 23,000 internally displaced

As of Dec. 2014

 

Disasters: Up to 650

People newly displaced in 2014

17,549 refugees

Originating from country, UNHCR, as of Jan. 2014

 
Publication | 09 October 2014

Domesticating the Kampala Convention: Law and Policy Making

IDMC in partnership with the Liberia Refugee Resettlement and Rehabilitation Commission (LRRRC) organised a three-day training workshop for national law makers, government officials and members of the Liberian civil society with the aim of supporting the domestication of the Kampala Convention in Liberia.

Summary | 31 December 2013

Liberia: Internal displacement in brief

Liberia’s civil war forced some 500,000 people to flee their homes between 1989 and 2003.

Country Page | 31 July 2012

Liberia

IDMC's Liberia page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.

Country Profile | 27 July 2007

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.

Overview | 27 July 2007

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

Country Profile | 03 August 2006

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.

Country Profile | 09 February 2006

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.

 
Overview | 27 July 2007

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

Overview | 09 February 2006

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.

Overview | 25 August 2005

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.

 
Publication | 09 October 2014

Domesticating the Kampala Convention: Law and Policy Making

IDMC in partnership with the Liberia Refugee Resettlement and Rehabilitation Commission (LRRRC) organised a three-day training workshop for national law makers, government officials and members of the Liberian civil society with the aim of supporting the domestication of the Kampala Convention in Liberia.

Summary | 31 December 2013

Liberia: Internal displacement in brief

Liberia’s civil war forced some 500,000 people to flee their homes between 1989 and 2003.

Country Profile | 27 July 2007

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.

Country Profile | 03 August 2006

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.

Country Profile | 09 February 2006

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.

Country Profile | 25 August 2005

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.

Country Profile | 15 April 2005

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.

Country Profile | 30 September 2004

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.

Country Profile | 17 May 2004

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.

Country Profile | 05 November 2002

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.

Country Profile | 21 May 2002

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.

 
 
Map | 01 November 2005

Internal displacement in Liberia

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