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Reference : V-P-LR-E-00565
Date : 05/04/2012
Caption : Grand Gedeh County, Tchien District, Bawaydee. Two LBS journalists, the national radio of Liberia interview an agronomist from the Liberia National Red Cross Society, chapter Grand Gedeh about a seed distribution.
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.

In February 2012, 750 farming families who were hosting refugees each received enough seed to plant rice on one acre of land (about 4,000 square metres). All being well, each family will produce 500 kg of rice per acre. Lawrence Sackor will be visiting the farmers and providing advice. "We advise farmers on how to boost their yield,” he explains. “The rest depends on the climate. Ideally, we’d like the families to be able to grow enough rice to feed themselves, sell a certain amount to raise money, and have some left over to sow when the next sowing season arrives."

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