Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC) Executive Director Rev. Fetus Logan has revealed here that government through the Commission inherited a caseload of 11,778 stranded Liberian migrants within the sub-region by the ending of 2017.
“As you may be aware, sine the leadership took over from its predecessors the government through the Commission has inherited a caseload of 11,778 stranded Liberian migrants from the sub-region by the end of 2017,” he said recently in Monrovia.
However, Rev. Logan discloses that 1,059 stranded Liberian migrants were returned to Liberia by government and its partners including the International Organization for Migration (IMO).
Under his leadership, Rev. Logan says stranded migrants were returned to Liberia from Ghana, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Guinea, Algeria, and Niger in 2018.
He says a project paper is being developed, geared towards finding a durable solution that includes the reintegration of returnees into the mainstream society.
In repatriating and resettling the remaining caseload, Rev. Logan reveals that the LRRRC will continue to work with its partners from the IMO and UNHCR, among others.
Additionally, the LRRRC says it is embarking on a project that will include the national displaced people with special needs, emphasizing on people that are directly involved in drug abuse; selling or importing drugs, and folks that have left homes and are frequently in conflict with the law.
The LRRRC boss views the vulnerable young people in this category as people that are lost in a jungle of unskilled and directionless unemployment, making them to roam the streets daily.
According to him, these young people do petty trade and pickpockets, car loading, and some are even selling their bodies as a means of sustaining themselves.
In June 2018, Rev. Logan says the Commission identified 600 concentrated centers where the vulnerable young men and women were dwelling in and around Monrovia.By Lewis S. Teh–Edited by Winston W. Parley