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Reference : V-P-LR-E-00566
Date : 05/04/2012
Caption : Grand Gedeh County, Tchien District, Bawaydee. Farmers sow crops after burning off the brush. The ICRC and the LIberia National Red Cross Society have distributed seeds and farming equipment to families hosting Ivorian refugees.
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.

During 2011, the ICRC distributed tools, seed and food to 3,000 host families in Nimba and Grand Gedeh Counties, and 750 families will benefit from the same programme in 2012.

Ever since Ivorian refugees arrived in Liberia at the end of 2010, the ICRC and the Liberian Red Cross have been helping them and their host communities by building and repairing water and sanitation systems, providing seed and farming equipment to host families and distributing household items to refugees.

Original material : digital
Resolution : 4256x2832
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour