Practice Relating to Rule 132. Return of Displaced Persons
In 2009, in its combined second, third and fourth periodic reports to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, Liberia stated:
When the war ended, an important part of the work of the Government and its partners was to facilitate the return of internally displaced persons and refugees to Liberia and their communities. The Government worked with LRRC [Refugee Repatriation & Resettlement Commission] and UNHCR to facilitate return and reintegration in 2004. As of 06 December 2005, 253,570 internally displaced persons had been assisted. About 48,663 families were involved. In 2005 253,570 internally displaced persons and 44,064 refugees returned. In 2005, 44,064 refugees returned home. This left about 110,000 still residing in Liberia’s neighbouring countries. About 4,275 children entered reintegration programmes.