[Returnees registering with a UNHCR staff member before leaving Liberia]
On July 21st, during a torrential rain storm, the final UNHCR convoy from Liberia crossed over the Mano River bridge into Sierra Leone carrying 286 returnees. This convoy included the last of some 280,000 refugees returning home after Sierra Leone’s brutal ten-year civil war which ended in 2000. UNHCR provided returnees with food rations, and various non-food items, including jerry cans, blankets, sleeping mats, soap and agricultural tools in order to help them establish their new lives in communities of origin.
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|Publisher||United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)|