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Migration: Refugee Camps: Sub-Saharan Africa: West Africa
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The West African nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia have been either embroiled in civil war or have hosted refugees produced by war since the early 1990s. When the needs of refugees began to overwhelm the capacity of their hosts, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in agreement with the hosting governments, coordinated the refugee camp construction, food assistance, and human services that continue today in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. In 2000, Guinea hoste…

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Gale, Lacey Andrews, “Migration: Refugee Camps: Sub-Saharan Africa: West Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0269c>
First published online: 2009

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