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Director Logan notes that this year, LRRRC and UNHCR have repatriated over 400 Ivorian refugees, though official voluntary repatriation had since ended in the country.
He says as for those refugees who opted for local integration into the Liberian society for reasons of fear of prosecution in home countries and other factors, the LRRRC and UNHCR developed a Local Integration Strategy in 2018 and submitted same to the Board of Commissioners for endorsement and onward submission to President George Manneh Weah.
(32.) Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC), "Repatriation," (2008), http://www.lrrrc.org/content.php?
He continues that in 2008, a decision was made by both the government through the LRRRC, and the UNHCR where refugees were asked to choose an option suitable for themselves, explaining that while the two options were being dealt with, those wanting repatriation were repatriated, and those wanting to be integrated were also integrated.
Professor Wreh explains that the project was implemented by LRRRC, with financial support from the Government of Liberia and partners, including the International Organization on Migration (IMO), the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees, (UNHCR).
Meanwhile, the Executive Director of the LRRRC, Rev.
The LRRRC boss continues that the objective of the exercise is to establish situation regarding disadvantaged youths commonly known as zogoes, exploitation and abuse in target communities, and what sort of interest government and its partners can do to find a durable solution.
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 says he will be engaging President George Manneh Weah and international partners to help generate the funds to make his dream a reality.
He notes that the LRRRC has started working with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) to firstly set up a technical working group that will establish contact with their embassies in the region.
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