Saturday, June 24, 2006

Sierra Leone refugees in Guinea want home in West

CONAKRY, June 23 - About a thousand refugees who fled a civil war in Sierra Leone to camps in neighbouring Guinea are refusing to return home and want to be moved to Western countries, a humanitarian source said on Friday. Guinea shelters about 42,000 refugees from wars in neighbouring Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast, mainly in the capital Conakry and in the southeastern Forest Region, near the border with those countries. (read more)