Sierra Leonean refugees relocate to new houses in Liberia

Sixteen Sierra Leonean refugee families relocate to houses rehabilitated in a town near the Liberian capital Monrovia under the local integration process.

22 Sep 2008

Liberian town sets aside land for local integration of Sierra Leoneans

A town in northern Liberia sets aside land for the construction of 60 houses for Sierra Leonean refugees, giving a boost to efforts aimed at local integration.

20 Aug 2008

Sierra Leonean refugees in Guinea advised on end of their status

Over the past week the UNHCR operation in Guinea embarked on a campaign informing Sierra Leonean refugees on the upcoming cessation clauses of their refugee status and its implications

30 Jul 2008

On an island awash in music, a refugee adds his voice

For a refugee from Sierra Leone, studying music at the Edna Manley visual and performing arts college in Jamaica has been a lifeline back to normality.

2 Jul 2008

UNHCR declares cessation of refugee status for Sierra Leoneans

6 Jun 2008

Refugee status for Sierra Leoneans to end

UNHCR recommends that states end refugee status for Sierra Leoneans who fled civil war, saying the root causes of the problem have ceased to exist.

6 Jun 2008

UNHCR staff rock to the rhythms of the Refugee All Stars

The acclaimed Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars band paid their first visit to the Geneva headquarters of the UN refugee agency on Tuesday and had staff dancing in the atrium and galleries of the building.

3 Jul 2007

UNHCR ends Liberian operation after helping more than 100,000 go home

A convoy of trucks carrying 798 refugees crossed the border from Sierra Leone at the weekend marking the end of the UN refugee agency's successful Liberian repatriation programme.

2 Jul 2007

Q&A: Former child soldier speaks out for those without a voice

Ishmael Beah, a former child soldier from Sierra Leone, recently published his best-selling memoir, "A Long Way Gone." Now an influential advocate and writer in the United States, he discusses his work and life.

29 Jun 2007