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Persecution:
- Overview:
Changing world
- A refugee's story
- Slideshow:
50 years of refugees
- Slideshow:
Refugee portraits
- Talking point:
UNHCR chief Ruud
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Life in a foreign land
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Persecution: Slideshow: 50 years of refugees
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Displacement in West Africa
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Displacement in West Africa
More than half of all Liberians fled their homes in the eight-year conflict that began in 1989. Most were internally displaced. Local communities were further burdened by the arrival of 120,000 refugees from neighbouring Sierra Leone in the early 1990s.
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