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ActionAid Gives to Refugees

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Action Aid-Liberia Emergency Response Team has begun the distribution of food and non- food items to Ivoirian refugees in Grand Gedeh County.

The New Dawn Correspondent in the region, Johnson Shetty said recipients were mostly pregnant women, as well as breast-feeding mothers and other vulnerable.

Action Aid-Liberia is reported to have been the first NGOs to distribute rice to the Ivoirian refugee population in Grand Gedeh. The World Food Program (WFP), for the past weeks, has been providing bulgur wheat and other items, including but not limited to corn meal, which the refugees said they do not usually eat.

They are appealing to other NGOs to follow the example of Action-Aid Liberia good. Meanwhile, Peace Corps here have expressed fear about the way refugees were scattered in various communities (towns and villages) in Grand Gedeh without been camped.

The fear was raised when a  team from the Peace Corps Mission in Liberia  visited Toe Town for what they called site selection tour. About 3 of the Peace Corps volunteers are expected to be sent to Toe Town Memorial Institute on assignment.