Over 100 Liberian refugees repatriated from Guiglo

Just over 100 Liberian refugees returned home from Guiglo in eastern Cote d'Ivoire last week in transport provided by UNHCR, according to a UNHCR official in Abidjan.

The source told IRIN that small groups of Liberians had been going back and forth across the border but that this was the first time that the UN agency had assisted in the repatriation of the refugees since violence erupted in Liberia's northern Lofa County last August.

There are currently some 40,000 Liberian refugees in Cote d'Ivoire.

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