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LRRRC: Don’t politicize the refugee situation

The Liberian Refugees Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC) wants Liberian politicians to stop politicizing refugees’ situation.

“Challenges facing current and former Liberian refugees residing in the Republic of Ghana in the decommissioned  Buduburam camp should not be politicized,” the LRRRC says here in a  release.

The Commission says it is seriously taken aback by some politicians who are providing information based on a falsehood about the situation faced with those people of concerns and calls on them to stop, adding the situation is purely a humanitarian one and should be void of politics.

It notes the Republic of Liberia is a signatory to several international conventions and protocols, LRRRC is fully aware of one of its core mandates which are to provide International Protection for all refugees with Liberian refugees around the world and in Ghana being no exception.

“The Government of Liberia recently dispatched a delegation headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs aimed at holding talks with Ghanaian Authorities to find a permanent solution to the situation”, the release adds.

It continues that as a result of this bilateral meeting, a joint communiqué was signed including the establishment of a technical team headed by LRRRC of Liberia and the Ghana Refugees Board (GRB) with the mandate of developing a roadmap that will ensure the repatriation of Liberians in safety and dignity.

While in Ghana, the Liberian delegation also met with current and former Liberian refugees totaling over 5,000 Liberians residing in the Buduburam refugee camp are expected to voluntarily repatriate to Liberia.https://thenewdawnliberia.com/liberian-returnees-accuse-govt-of-abandonment/


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