๐—Ÿ๐—ฅ๐—ฅ๐—ฅ๐—– Urged T๐—ผ Fast Track Liberian Returneesโ€™ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—น๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜, ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป Lrrrc urget to fast track Liberian returnees resettlement, reintegration

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Grand Gedeh County Electoral District 2 Representative, Marie Johnson, has urgently called upon the Liberia Refugee, Repatriation, Resettlement and Rehabilitation Commission (LRRRC) to expedite the resettlement and reintegration process for the recently repatriated Liberians from Ghana. Rep. Johnson, chairperson of the House Standing Committee on Refugees, Repatriation, Resettlement, and Rehabilitation, emphasized that the timely resettlement and reintegration of these returnees is crucial for the peace and security of the state. In a meeting held on June 14 at the Capitol Building with the LRRRC and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Rep. Johnson recounted her visit to the Buduburum Refugees Camp in Ghana, where thousands of Liberians, particularly women and children, live in deplorable conditions. She expressed deep concern for children with Down syndrome and those suffering from mental illnesses. Rep. Johnson assured the LRRRC of the House Committeeโ€™s commitment to collaborate with the Executive branch and key stakeholders to secure the necessary funding for the Commission to carry out its mandate effectively. Mr. Patrick Worzie, head of the LRRRC, highlighted that a major challenge in the reintegration process is the provision of receiving packages for the returnees. ย He noted that the refugees will be processed in Maryland, Grand Gedeh, and Nimba Counties. Mr. Worzie expressed gratitude to the government for its prompt support in facilitating the process. Mr. Worzie reported that a total of 4,232 individuals are expected to be repatriated from Ghana, with over one thousand already returned to Liberia. The remaining returnees are anticipated to arrive between July and August this year.

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