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Over 21,000 refugees in Ghana

Yvonne Williams

Ghana is currently home to 21,088 refugees from sub-Sahara Africa as at August, the Minister of the Interior, Mr Mark Owen Woyongo has disclosed.

He said refugees from La Cote d’Ivoire were in the majority, aside those from Liberia and Togo.

The Interior Minister announced this when he addressed journalists at the Meet-the-Press series in Accra.

“The refugees are made up of 11,262 Ivorians, 5,262 Liberians, Togolese account for 3,212 of the refugees and 1,352 people from other countries,” he said.

He said the local integration process for 2,000 refugees had been completed, adding that legal documentation for Liberians who opted to be integrated locally was currently ongoing.

Mr Woyongo said the government had set up camps across the country to house refugees of various nationalities.

The Ampain Camp in the Western Region hosts Ivorian refugees whiles the Krisan Camp, also in the Western Region is a home to refugees from different countries.

Other camps include the Egyeikrom Camp in the Central Region and the Fetentaa Camp in the Brong-Ahafo Region, which houses Ivorian refugees whiles the Buduburam Camp in the Central Region takes care of Liberian refugees.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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