Jan 5, 2011, 11:30 AM
A total of 131 Liberian refugees, who have lived in The Gambia over the years, were yesterday repatriated, under a voluntary repatriation process.
According to ASP Ba Ensa Jawara, spokesperson of the Gambia Immigration Department, the Liberian refugees were taken home on board a special UN chartered flight.
The Gambia Immigration Department, the Ministry of the Interior in collaboration with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) were involved, he said.
Jawara commended the refuges for being law-abiding throughout their stay in The Gambia.
“They were very law-abiding, and had no problem during their stay in The Gambia; but as we always say, there is no place like home,” Jawara added.