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Briefing notes

Note: Sierra Leone

28 January 2000

UNHCR has now determined that there has been no massive spontaneous return of Sierra Leonean refugees from Guinea or Liberia as reported by some local NGOs earlier in the week. The UNHCR office in Liberia reports, however, that several refugees from the Sinje camp in the area of Vahun have been crossing the Mano River Bridge (the border crossing point at Bo Waterside in Grand Cape Mount County) to their villages in Sierra Leone. Most of them say they go on assessment visits and take the opportunity to do some cleaning and other preparations, and subsequently return to Sinje.