Six Ivorian refugees from PTP Settlement travel to Cote d’Ivoire on a “go and see visit”
75 Ivorian refugees from Nimba County return voluntarily to Cote d’Ivoire
9,203 Total number of Persons of Concern in Liberia
WORKING WITH PARTNERS
UNHCR works with the Government of Liberia through the Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC) in the provision of protection and assistance to refugees and asylum seekers, including gender issues, child protection and education.
■ On 5 April 2019, during a mission to Bahn Settlement, LRRRC Executive Director (ED) highlighted voluntary repatriation as the preferable durable solution for refugees. The ED also stated that LRRRC will liaise with Bahn Health Center to improve the management of drugs in the facility.
UNHCR provides funding to African Initiatives for Relief and Development (AIRD). This INGO provides support in infrastructure; shelter; WASH; and livelihood activities.
‘Save the State’ protest, scheduled for 7 June 2019, demands reforms in Liberia.
■ The Council of Patriots (CoP), the group organizing the ‘Save the State’ protest on 7 June 2019, cites lack of accountability, corruption, mismanagement of state resources and insufficient access to basic services as some of the reasons behind the protest. Meanwhile, President of Liberia, H.E. George M. Weah, issued an executive order to help stimulate economic growth, which some described as lacking substantive interventions.
■ On 30 April 2019, CoP stressed at a press conference that the intent of their protest is non-violent and does not aim to call on George Weah to step down as President of Liberia.