Agencies Grappling With Liberia Refugee Crisis

Published on 04 April 2011

The yard at Peter Saye's is full: of kids, of cooking pots, of chickens, goats, and piles of belongings. Women carry firewood and stir coals, plait hair and snap at the children scampering around in the dust. There are nearly 100 refugees sheltering here from the violence across the border in Côte d'Ivoire.(..)WFP officials say they're aware of the concerns and are trying to secure other staples. It takes time, says deputy country director Jerry Bailey. "We're facing a problem with our pipeline in terms of arrival times and transport," says Bailey. "It's trying to get rice from neighbouring countries... If we can't get rice, we go ahead with the bulgur."

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