HC Deb 09 March 2004 vol 418 cc1438-9W
Mr. Martyn Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the progress of repatriation of Sierra Leone refugees from Liberia. [159217]

Mr. Mullin

On 2 March the UN High Commission for Refugees restarted its repatriation programme for Sierra Leone refugees in Liberia. The first repatriations are proceeding smoothly. The programme is scheduled to last 17 weeks and aims to repatriate 14,000 of the 38,000 remaining refugees, 13,000 of whom are in refugee camps.

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