2 August 2012

Gambia: Last Batch of Liberian Refugees Repatriated

The last batch of Liberian refugees in The Gambia were on Wednesday repatriated to their country. The 119 refugees were flown to Monrovia on a special UN flight.

Speaking to the Daily Observer shortly after the departure of the refugees, the public relations officerof the Gambia Immigration Department, Assistant Superintendent of Immigration Ensa Jawara, said the Liberians had stayed in the country over the past decade. He revealed that before their departure, most of the refugees had thanked the Gambia government for the hospitality accorded them while in the country.

The Immigration spokesperson recalled that the first batch of Liberian refugees, totaling 129, was repatriated since 12th June 2012. He concluded by reiterating that The Gambia is a peaceful country and ready to accommodate anyone who is peaceful and law-abiding.

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