Liberia: civilians face human rights abuses at home and across borders

This report provides an overview of the protection concerns faced by Liberian internally displaced people (IDPs) and refugees in West Africa. It looks at causes of displacement inside Liberia and highlights human rights abuses carried out by Liberian security forces and the armed opposition Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD). It describes the situation of Liberian refugees as they flee over borders and cites cases of human rights violations carried out by members of the security forces from other West African countries, and the threat posed to refugees by the presence of Liberian security forces in other countries in the region. It also highlights tensions between local residents and refugees in those countroes.

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