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119 Liberian refugees repatriated

Aug 2, 2012, 10:27 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

A total of 119 Liberian refugees, who have lived in The Gambia over the years, were yesterday repatriated, under a voluntary repatriation process.

The latest batch of returnees brings the total of Liberian refugees repatriated within two months to 250.

ASP Ba Ensa Jawara, spokesperson of the Gambia Immigration Department, told The Point yesterday that the latest returnees, which formed the last batch, were taken home on board a special UN chartered flight.

The exercise, he stated, was done by the Immigration Department and the Ministry of the Interior in collaboration with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

Jawara commended the refuges for being law-abiding throughout their stay in The Gambia.