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“As a pregnant woman, it was very hard for me during the fighting in Abidjan. Bullets were flying all over the place and we were sleeping outside the UN office. Bullets hit two people where I was. I even fell down. There was no food, no water, nothing. It was also very dangerous to access medical services.”
“We at the camp are really terrified and yet traumatized since the Sunday, February the incident, gun shots that we have since stopped hearing and seeing people dead for the past years were brought in our ears and very eyes, I saw police shooting like on a war front towards unarmed refugee, not only refugee but west African brothers and sisters, strangers in a country where Ghana has peace keepers serving in the UN peace keeping troops called UNMIL”.
“The face of the Buduburam refugee camp massacre and raid by Ghanaian Security forces against unarmed Liberian refugees has emerged. A pictorial account of the shooting of an innocent Liberian refugee child by Ghana security forces on Sunday following a raid by security forces of Ghana of Liberian refugees on the Buduburam refugee camp where Liberians who fled their country since 1990 after civil broke out in their country”.
“The government of Liberia has decided that there will be refugee camps established in Liberia for Ivorian refugees,” he said. The refugees will only be integrated into local communities where international aid groups offer support, Kanwea said.
Liberia is noted for its uncharacteristic hospitality, hardly found anywhere else and it surely came into focus when Ivorians fleeing the crisis in Ivory Coast for safety and fear that the conflict could burst into a full blown war are entering Liberia daily by the thousands. According to Liberia Information Minister Cletus Sieh in an interview with BBC Focus… Read More ›