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13 Feb 2019 description
  • 953 Ivorian refugees voluntarily repatriated to Cote d’Ivoire in 2018

  • 16 Days of Activism is celebrated in all locations

  • 9,051 Total number of refugees remaining in Liberia


By country of origin:

  • Cote d'Ivoire refugees: 9,051
  • Various nationality refugees: 71
  • Asylum seekers: 38
  • Others of Concern (protracted Sierra Leonean refugees): 371

TOTAL: 9,531

19 Dec 2018 description



The 22th round of data collection took place in September and October 2018.
Between 26 August and 24 September 2018, southern Tripoli witnessed clashes between armed groups, triggering population movements of both local populations and migrants to safer locations, often in near-by municipalities. Following the end of hostilities, these movements were reversed as the situation gradually stabilized and livelihood opportunities, such as daily labor, became available again for migrants.

14 Dec 2018 description

The Minister of Internal Affairs delivers statement at the 69th UNHCR ExCom

  • With support from UNHCR, the Liberian Delegation attended the 69th UNHCR Executive Committee in Geneva (Switzerland) from 1-5 October 2018. The delegation was led by the Minister of Internal Affairs (MIA), Hon. Varney A. Sirleaf, along with LRRRC ED, Hon. Rev.
    Festus Logan.

01 Dec 2018 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 57,000 Malian refugees in and around Mbera camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.

Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In October alone, 105 new arrivals were registered in Mbera camp.

09 Nov 2018 description

Message from our Regional Director

Despite numerous humanitarian challenges in 2017 in Africa, there were also a number of heart-warming accomplishments. A case in point, was when a local response of Red Crescent teams—and other partners—curbed Somalia's cholera outbreak through the power of local volunteers and shared international expertise. In terms of support to our members, 36 National Societies were able to kick start initiatives that built their capacity through seed grants.

24 Oct 2018 description
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A revolution in aid: Start Network releases 2017 Annual Report

Start Network, a global network of aid agencies, has today published its first annual report showcasing its collective efforts to revolutionise the humanitarian aid system.

12 Oct 2018 description


More than three years after the signing of the 2015 Peace and Reconciliation Accord, Mali is still facing major security and political challenges to implement it.

08 Oct 2018 description


Regional Representative for West Africa, Mme Liz Ahua, comes on mission to Liberia

03 Oct 2018 description



The 21th round of data collection took place in July and August 2018. During this round a revised version of the data collection methodology was used to capture additional information on the needs and challenges migrants are facing.

DTM identified there to be at least 669,176 migrants in Libya. Migrants were identified in all baladiyas, within 554 communities and originated from more than 41 countries.

03 Oct 2018 description

From the editors

In her Foreword to this issue of FMR, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, poses the question: Where do we go from here?

01 Oct 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

In the early hours of 14th August, torrential rains caused parts of Mount Sugar Loaf, a range of hills surrounding Freetown, to slide into the Regent Village vicinity. This led to heavy loss of life and property at the epicentre and downstream at Juba, Lumley, Kaningo/Kamayama axis.

31 Jul 2018 description


31 Jul 2018 description


July 2018 The security situation in Mali remains of a great concern to the International Community and Malians themselves. The complex attacks coupled with banditry in the Northern and Central regions of the country still trigger forced displacements and affect the humanitarian access and the delivery of basic services.

27 Jul 2018 description


More than two and a half years after its signing, the 2015 Peace Accord and Reconciliation in Mali still lacks necessary support and its implementation has been minimal.

The volatile security environment in northern and central Mali as well as in the border areas continues to trigger forced displacements inside Mali and into neighboring countries. This situation impacting on the protection environment and limiting humanitarian access as well as access to basic services such as health, documentation, shelter, water, education and food.