May 8, 2008, 6:50 AM
An Ivorian refugee representative recently told the relevant
authorities to take their issues seriously or they'll report to
He said, "since francophone refugees are in The Gambia working for us it has been difficult. No food is given and as well as lodging and medication.
Francis said that Sekou Saho, head of the UNHCR and Fatou Barry, the protection officer, have said that they will help Ivorian refugees but, to our great surprise, said again that, 'medical assistance is not possible for all .' Our question is why? Why are we treated unfairly?"
He continued saying, "If they do not listen to us, if there
is no change this month, we are going to write to
Francis Loua asked the authorities for professional training for Ivorian refugees living in Serrekunda and Brikama.