Ghana: 2,000 Liberian refugees await repatriation as deadline ends
Thousands of Liberian refugees in Ghana and other countries across the West African sub-region have now lost their status as refugees, after the June 30 voluntarily repatriation deadline expired over the weekend.
Some 2,000 Liberian refugees, who signed up for departure before the deadline, are on the verge of being repatriated by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR).
The 14 years of civil war in Liberia, which officially ended in August 200, led to the flight of tens of thousands of Liberian nationals into various countries in the sub-region.
Ahead of the deadline, thousands of Liberian refugees took advantage of the voluntary repatriation scheme, which has been supervised by the UNHCR.
But many have not done so, as the case with some Liberian refugees in Ghana.
WADR’s Accra correspondent, Kofi Agyepong has been speaking to Mr. Paddy Tetteh of the Ghana Refugee Board on the situation.
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