Released 15 April 2011
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Ghana – A constitutional crisis in the Ivory Coast has led to many people fleeing the
country to seek safety in neighboring Liberia
The Salvation Army's Ghana
Territory and Liberia
Command are both currently assessing how best to respond. There is currently no
Salvation Army presence in the Ivory
Ghana Territorial Commander Colonel Charles Swansbury writes “We have been
advised by the divisional commander near the border [with the Ivory Coast] of the distressing condition of
many hundreds of escapees who have recently crossed into Ghana. They
have little clothing, shelter or personal resource.”
The Liberia Command leadership sent a team of three officers to the border
where more than 30,000 refugees had been registered by the United Nations High
Council for Refugees (UNHCR). The team reported that conditions for the
refugees were very poor and that there is a great need for food, water,
bedding, medicines and clothes – particularly with the rainy season due to
Salvation Army leaders from Liberia
have applied to International Headquarters for funding so they can begin work
with the refugees.
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Author: Emergency News
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universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in
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