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The United Nations is represented by the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), as well as 16 agencies, funds, programmes, and the World Bank. All UN programmes in Liberia are aligned with the national medium-term strategy, the Agenda for Transformation 2013-2017. Initiatives are underway in each of the national strategy's four Pillars: Peace, Security and Rule of Law; Economic Transformation; Human Development; and, Governance and Public Institutions.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

ABIDJAN, 28 March, 2014 (UNHCR): The Governments of Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire have commended the ongoing voluntary repatriation of thousands of Ivorian refugees from Liberia at a two-day meeting held at theMinistry of State,Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan, from 27-28 March.

Some 8,000 Ivorian refugees have repatriated from Liberia in less than three months this year, and over 18,000 in 2013.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

*UNHCR hands over assets to community

MONROVIA, 21 March, 2014– In an effort to provide better protection and humanitarian services to some 46,000 Ivorian refugees remaining in Liberia, and in view of the high cost of running refugee camps, the Government of Liberia, represented by the Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC), and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have officially closed the Solo Refugee Camp in Grand Gedeh County.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia, 18 March, 2014 (UNHCR): The Federal Republic of Germany, through its embassy in Monrovia, on 18 March awarded scholarships to 15 Ivorian refugees to pursue higher education in various tertiary institutions in Liberia. The second batch of 18 refugees is being identified for the 2014 - 2015 academic year.  

The Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative - DAFI (Deutsche Akademische Fluchtlings Initiatives) Scholarship was awarded to deserving refugees who are studying at the University of Liberia, United Methodist University, Stella Maris Polytechnic, and the Nimba Community College. Under the DAFI programme, refugees receive tuition, housing, scholastic materials, clothing or uniform, food, and transportation allowance. 

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