Sierra Leonean Refugees Urged To Exercise Restraint

Sierra Leonean refugees integrated into the Liberian society have been called upon to exercise restraint as the Government of Liberia and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) work to improve their living conditions.

According to the Liberia News Agency, LRRRC Executive Director Cllr. Abla Williams and UNHCR Country Representative Khassim Diagne made the call Wednesday during an assessment visit to western Liberia to acquaint themselves with problems facing the integrated Sierra Leoneans at various refugee camps in the area.

The refugees had complained about the deplorable condition of the housing units in which they are residing and appealed to the government and the UN agency to speedily renovate them.

They explained that the more than 400 units constructed for their occupancy during the civil war in their home country by ECOWAS, were now in ruins and require urgent rehabilitation.

The tour took the joint LRRRC/UNHCR assessment team to the Sasstown Refugee Camp in Bomi County, as well as the Sinje and Tienne Refugee Camps in Grand Cape Mount County.

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