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Reference : V-P-LR-E-00561
Date : 05/04/2012
Caption : Grand Gedeh County, Tchien District, Bawaydee. Journalists from LBS, Liberia Broadcasting System, interview Mabel, a resident of the village. She looks after the pump installed in the village by the ICRC.
Photographer : YAZDI, Pedram
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, photo gallery, 25-02-2012

Liberia: communities open their hearts and doors to Ivorian refugees

Tens of thousands fled from Côte d'Ivoire to Liberia when violence broke out following the 2010 elections. But not all of these refugees choose to live in the refugee camps set up for them. Many prefer to live in host communities, even if these communities receive less assistance from humanitarian organizations.

Mabel explains that the ICRC built the pump in October 2011 following the influx of refugees. "The demand for water was very high at the time, and we were having to draw water from the creek," she explained. Mabel told us that the community has rules about when people can draw water, pump cleaning, etc. Over 100 people (refugees and hosts) collect water from the pump twice a day.
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Orientation : landscape
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