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Response to Ivorian Refugee Crisis in Liberia Weekly Sitrep No 27: 31 July-6 August 2011

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HIGHLIGHTS AND SITUATIONAL OVERVIEW

 New refugee arrivals into Liberia continued during the reporting period.

 In Maryland County, 45 individuals comprising 18 families approached the UNHCR office. The new arrivals, mostly from the Krumen ethnic group in Tabou region, claimed to have fled Côte d’Ivoire for security reasons. They were screened, registered, provided with NFIs and relocated to the Little Wlebo Refugee Camp. New arrivals were also reported in other border counties including Nimba and Grand Gedeh.

 UNHCR enforces security requirements for all staff working to Solo Camp following threats against humanitarian agencies operating at the camp on 5th August. UNHCR Partners have been alerted to remain vigilant while operating in the camp. The threat through a letter was posted on the door of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) office in the camp.

 On 3rd August UNHCR handed over four motorbikes to the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Monrovia. The bikes are meant to boost the ca-pacity of the ministry in providing assistance to refugees. Deputy Repre-sentative Mr. Robert Tibagwa handed over the keys and documents to the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs for Administration, Mr. Soko V. Sackor, who expressed gratitude to the UNHCR for the gesture. The occasion was witnessed by the Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC).