Though many have returned to Liberia over four thousand Liberian refugees are still in the country.
In 2014, UNHCR through its implementing partner NaCSA withdrew the refugee status from the Liberians. But the National Commission for Social Action, NaCSA and the United Nations High Commission, has conducted legal literacy training for integrating Liberian refugees, local stakeholders and community liaison officers in the South/Eastern Regions and Western Area at the Bo City Hall.
However this decision has been received with mix feelings from the Liberian refugees who are now protesting against the decision quoting sections of the Geneva Convention that give them rights which should be upheld by the UN High Commission for Refugees.
The move is part of NaCSA’s commitment to international protection of refugees in line with the 2007 Refugee Protection Act, and the 1951 Convention on the status of refugees.