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Response to Ivorian Refugee Crisis in Liberia - Weekly Sitrep No 12: 16 - 22 April 2011

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HIGHLIGHTS AND SITUATIONAL OVERVIEW

UNHCR reports that although the movement from Côte d'Ivoire has generally decreased at most of the border crossing points, registration clerks in Ziah Town, Grand Gedeh report influx of at least 250 Ivorian refugees per day.  

As of 24 April, 45, 178 Ivorian refugees have been individually registered and entered into the UNHCR  database while 112,800 refugees have been registered through the rapid emergency registration process.   

The Town Chief of Balibo, Grand Gedeh County, reported that 350 Ivorian refugees had crossed through Tempo. In response, the Town Chief has requested support in terms of food and NFIs.

Some refugees from towns and villages across the border are reported to have been crossing back into Côte d'Ivoire to assess possibilities for return.  

The construction of dilapidated bridges along the road leading to the camp site in Grand Gedeh has commenced. Vehicles presently have to cross through a stream as one of the bridges is in an extremely dilapidated condition and will only support motorbikes and pedestrians.   

UNICEF has set up an office in Grand Gedeh, and deployed a child protection and education officer to assist with its response in the County

Human Rights Watch released its reports on the Ivorian refugee situation in Liberia, based on a visit to Grand Gedeh County and interviews with a sample population of 55 Liberian women and girls.