As Exodus Of Refugees Arrive From Ivory Coast, UNICEF,WFP, LRRRC Visit Maryland County

From E. Varney Kamah| GNN Correspondent | Maryland County |

A high power of delegation from UNICEF, WFP and LRRRC is currently visiting Maryland County, specifically the Little Wlebo Refugees Camp in Harper district aimed at evaluating the growing plight of Ivorian refugees who fled their country, according to our reporter, the delegation arrived November 16, 2020’

UNCHR Representative

The delegation was joyfully welcomed by the Superintendent of Maryland County George A Prowd who led the trip on the Refugee camp, and expressed gratitude and thanks to the delegations for their visit, and further assured a cordial working relationship with the delegations where in the county.

Speaking to reporters during the visit the Country Representative of UNHCR, Ms. Roseline  OkORO said the purpose of their visit is to assist the emergency situation of the Ivorian s Refugees in Maryland county.

She told the Refugees in Maryland County to avoid misunderstanding among themselves and also appealed to them to keep doing the preventive measure of Covid-19, adding, “I am encouraging you to be moderate in talking to one another, feel at home Liberia is your neighboring Country,” Ms. OKORO lamented.

She told the GNN, that that over 500,000 Ivorian refugees are currently at little Wlebo Refugees Camp in Maryland County.

Addressing the delegations on behalf of the Ivorian refugees at little Wlebo Refugees Camp, Albert Didan who is also a pastor speaking on behalf of the refugees highlighted some of the majors problems they are faced with at the refugee camp  include since their arrival, stressing the lack of conducive shelter, water, school, hospital staff, Food and latrines among others

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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