Thousands of Liberians return home with help from UN refugee agency

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Hope floats: Homebound Liberians cross the Cavalla river from Côte d’Ivoire to Liberia.

The New Year means a new start for thousands of Liberians who have returned to their homeland after fleeing to neighbouring countries following the outbreak of civil war more than two decades ago.

The last of 155,000 Liberian refugees repatriated by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), arrived home during the final weekend of 2012.

Sulaiman Momodu, UNHCR spokesperson in Liberia, tells Dianne Penn that the repatriation exercise was not only a success for the agency and the country, but the entire region.

Duration: 4’32″

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