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    Liberia Transnational Issues - 2006
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    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Disputes - international:
      although Liberia's domestic fighting among disparate rebel groups, warlords, and youth gangs was declared over in 2003, civil unrest persists, and in 2004, 133,000 Liberian refugees remained in Guinea, 72,000 in Cote d'Ivoire, 67,000 in Sierra Leone, and 43,000 in Ghana; Liberia, in turn, shelters refugees fleeing turmoil in Cote d'Ivoire and Sierra Leone; since 2003, the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has maintained about 18,000 peacekeepers in Liberia; the Cote d'Ivoire Government accuses Liberia of supporting Ivoirian rebels; UN sanctions ban Liberia from exporting diamonds and timber

      Refugees and internally displaced persons:
      refugees (country of origin): 13,941 (Sierra Leone) 12,408 (Cote d'Ivoire)
      IDPs: 464,000 (civil war from 1990-2004; IDP resettlement began in November 2004) (2005)

      Illicit drugs:
      transshipment point for Southeast and Southwest Asian heroin and South American cocaine for the European and US markets; corruption, criminal activity, arms-dealing, and diamond trade provide significant potential for money laundering, but the lack of well-developed financial system limits the country's utility as a major money-laundering center


      NOTE: The information regarding Liberia on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Liberia Transnational Issues 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Liberia Transnational Issues 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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