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Liberia: ICRC and Liberian Red Cross aid the displaced

28-09-2000 News Release 00/37

On 21 September the ICRC and the Liberia National Red Cross Society began distributing relief supplies to displaced people, most of them women and children, in the north-west of the country. There have been frequent clashes in this region and in the neighbouring Republic of Guinea in recent weeks. The displaced, who number some 7,700 (1,375 families), will receive food for one month thanks to a donation from the World Food Programme.

Last week the ICRC and the National Society distributed cooking pots, blankets and soap to an initial group of 600 individuals (102 families).