Liberia + 2 more

UNHCR Liberia Factsheet - March - April 2016

Format
Situation Report
Source
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Highlights

  • 15,418 Ivorian refugees repatriated since 18 December 2015
  • 2,646 Bales of clothing donated by UNIQLO to refugees in Liberia
  • 1,763 Refugee children benefit from national polio immunization campaign 1973
  • Alien and Nationality Law is being revised to prevent statelessness

Population of concern
A total of 22,745 Persons of Concern

Funding
USD 23,860,907 requested

CONTEXT HIGHLIGHTS

As the United Nations Mission in Liberia pursues the scheduled drawdown of its security forces by June 2016, Liberians are concerned about security. This especially whether Liberian security forces are adequately prepared and equipped to assume full the security of the State after the departure of UN peacekeepers. The issue has resulted in peaceful demonstrations requesting UNMIL to suspend its drawdown until after the elections take place in October 2017.

The 2015 Liberia Country Report on Human Rights Practices was released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, of the U.S. Department of State, in which Liberia was criticized over various governance and human rights abuses including corruption, deficiencies in governance, violence against women, police abuse, harassment and intimidation of detainees; arbitrary arrest and detention; sexual abuse and domestic violence, human trafficking; racial and ethnic discrimination; discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons; mob violence; and child labor.