Liberia + 1 more

One UN weekly sitrep - Publication no: 30, September 11-17 2011



• A total of 1,022 refugees relocated to camps during the reporting period, including 724 from Zwedru to PTP camp, 212 relocated to Little Wlebo from Pedebo, Cavalla, Pullah and Harper City while 37 refugees relocated from River Gee to Little Wlebo.

• Toe Town Transit Centre is now closed, as the last batch of 49 refugees was relocated to Dougee camp on 16 September.

• In Grand Gedeh County, refugee camps continue to receive spontaneous arrivals. This includes the refugees who settled in communities without registration and a few new arrivals from Ivory Coast. During the reporting period, 366 individuals arrived in Solo camp and 191 in Dougee camp.

• New arrivals continue to report at the LRRRC office in Harper for registration and relocation at a rate of about 150 per week. However, in recent days it has become apparent that while some are genuinely new arrivals others are ‘recyclers’ who are already residing in the Little Wlebo camp. In the absence of biometric registration data, the Protection Unit is developing a screening system with LRRRC to help reduce this phenomenon.

• UNHCR & LRRRC (Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission) jointly continue with the relocation sensitization campaigns in various communities in Maryland.

• Due to the rain road conditions are worsening. Further the broken bridges hamper severely humanitarian access to the border communities of Grand Geddeh and Nimba. UN and partners are making efforts to rehabilitate roads and bridges in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Works.

• EHAP 2011 is 48% funded by the end of last week. The Agriculture and Education sector continue to remain the most underfunded sectors.