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Refugees in Sierra Leone

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Last updated 31 Dec 2018
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All refugees by origin JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source Data date Population
Liberia UNHCR, Government 31 Dec 2018
  95.4%
556
Others UNHCR, Government 31 Dec 2018
  4.6%
27


There are no asylum seekers as of 31.12.2018
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    UNHCR West Africa Funding Update 21 May 2019

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    Funding
    Published: 21 May 2019 (27 days ago)
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    HCR Afrique de l'Ouest Note Conceptuelle Réunion régionale stratégique sur l’apatridie : L’Afrique de l’Ouest en marche vers le Segment de h...

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    Note Conceptuelle Réunion régionale stratégique sur l’apatridie
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    UNHCR West Africa Agenda Regional Strategic Meeting on Statelessness: West Africa on the journey towards the High-Level Segment to be held o...

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    Agenda Regional Strategic Meeting on Statelessness
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    UNHCR West Africa Concept Note Regional Strategic Meeting on Statelessness: West Africa on the journey towards the High-Level Segment to be ...

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    Concept Note Regional Strategic Meeting on Statelessness
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    HCR Afrique de l'Ouest Agenda Réunion régionale stratégique sur l’apatridie : L’Afrique de l’Ouest en marche vers le Segment de haut niveau ...

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    Agenda Réunion régionale stratégique sur l’apatridie
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    UNHCR: Solutions in West Africa - Exempted Refugees Q3 2018

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    Solutions in West Africa
    Published: 4 December 2018 (6 months ago)
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    UNHCR Sierra Leone Factsheet April 2017

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    Factsheet
    Published: 30 April 2017 (2 years ago)
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    UNHCR Sierra Leone Factsheet March 2016

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    Factsheet
    Published: 1 March 2016 (3 years ago)
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    MMC WEST AFRICA - 4Mi Snapshot - October 2018

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    Aspirations of refugees and migrants from West Africa.
    Published: 30 October 2018 (7 months ago)
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    UNHCR West Africa Funding Update 21 May 2019

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    Funding
    Published: 21 May 2019 (27 days ago)
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    UNHCR West Africa Funding Update 30 April 2019

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    Funding
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    UNHCR West Africa Situation Funding Update 16 April 2019

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    Funding
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    UNHCR West Africa Funding Update 02 April 2019

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    Funding
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    UNHCR West Africa Funding Update 20 March 2019

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    Funding
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    New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants

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    On 19 September 2016,the Heads of State and Government and High Representatives have adopted the following political declaration to address the question of large movements of refugees and migrants.
    Published: 19 September 2016 (2 years ago)
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    Joint IOM-UNHCR letter on terminology

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    Refugees and migrants are entitled to the same universal human rights and fundamental freedoms, which must be respected, protected and fulfilled at all times. However, migrants and refugees are distin...
    Published: 25 January 2019 (4 months ago)
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    United Nations Secretary-General Guidance Note of the Secretary-General on the United Nations and Statelessness

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    The present Note provides guidance to the UN system on addressing statelessness by outlining guiding principles and policy framework for action.
    Published: 30 November 2018 (6 months ago)
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    UNHCR West Africa Reference Map

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    Published: 29 November 2018 (6 months ago)
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    European Commission: Lumley, Freetown area - SIERRA LEONE Mudflow - Situation as of 15/08/2017

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    Published: 15 August 2017 (1 year ago)
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    UNOSAT: Potentially Affected Zones by the Mudflow in southeastern Freetown, Sierra Leone

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    Published: 15 August 2017 (1 year ago)
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    European Commission: Regent, Freetown area - SIERRA LEONE Mudflow - Situation as of 15/08/2017 Grading Map

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    Published: 15 August 2017 (1 year ago)
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    Africa - UNHCR Presence

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    UNHCR Presence map
    Published: 3 May 2016 (3 years ago)
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    HCR Afrique de l'Ouest La CEDEAO, le HCR, et la Côte d'Ivoire célèbrent les deux ans du Plan d'Action de Banjul contre l'apatridie en Afriqu...

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    Communique de Presse - Réunion Régionale Stratégique sur l'Apatridie
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    UNHCR West Africa Eradicating statelessness in West Africa: ECOWAS, UNHCR and Côte d'Ivoire celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the Banjul Plan...

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    Press Release - Statelessness Regional Strategic Meeting
    Published: 7 May 2019 (1 month ago)
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    UNHCR West Africa 4 Years gone, 6 to go - Eradicating statelessness in West Africa by 2024 is no distant dream

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    Press Release Anniversary Abidjan Declaration 25 February 2019
    Published: 27 February 2019 (3 months ago)
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    HCR Afrique de l'Ouest 4 Années écoulées, plus que 6 années - Mettre fin à l'apatridie en Afrique de l'Ouest d'ici 2024 est un objectif réal...

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    Communiqué de presse Anniversaire Déclaration d'Abidjan 25 février 2019
    Published: 27 February 2019 (3 months ago)
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    AU: Roundtable on Addressing Root Causes and Achieving Durable Solutions in Africa

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    Summary conclusions
    Published: 3 April 2019 (2 months ago)
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    RMMS West Africa: Mixed Migration in West Africa Data, Routes and Vulnerabilities of People on the move

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    Report
    Published: 18 September 2017 (1 year ago)
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    RMMS West Africa: Before the desert - Conditions and Risks on Mixed Migration Routes through West Africa

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    Report
    Published: 30 June 2017 (1 year ago)
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    UN SC: Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel

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    Report
    Published: 30 June 2017 (1 year ago)
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    Communiqué on the food and nutrition situation (June-August) and the 2017-18 agropastoral outlook

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    Communiqué on the food and nutrition situation (June-August) and the 2017-18 agropastoral outlook
    Published: 30 June 2017 (1 year ago)
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    Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel

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    Report of UNSC
    Published: 19 December 2016 (2 years ago)
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    Rapport du Secrétaire général sur les activités du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel

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    Rapport
    Published: 19 December 2016 (2 years ago)
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    Food Security and Humanitarian Implications in West Africa and the Sahel

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    Food Security and Humanitarian Implications in West Africa and the Sahel
    Published: 16 September 2016 (2 years ago)
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    Impact Evaluations on the Contribution of Food Assistance to Durable Solutions in Protracted Refugee Situations

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    Synthesis Report of the Joint WFP and UNHCR Impact Evaluations
    Published: 18 January 2013 (6 years ago)
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    UNHCR’S Strategic Directions 2017–2021

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    Strategic directions
    Published: 16 January 2017 (2 years ago)
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    IOM Sierra Leone Flood Response 11 Sept 2017

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    SitRep
    Published: 11 September 2017 (1 year ago)
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    OCHA Sierra Leone: Landslide and Floods Situation Update #7 - 29 August 2017

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    Situation Update
    Published: 29 August 2017 (1 year ago)
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    UNOWAS E-MAGAZINE ISSUE 2 : “NOT TO TAKE OUR EYES OFF THE BALL” (DEC 2016)

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    E-magazine
    Published: 30 December 2016 (2 years ago)
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    HCR Afrique de l'Ouest Note Conceptuelle Réunion régionale stratégique sur l’apatridie : L’Afrique de l’Ouest en marche vers le Segment de h...

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    Note Conceptuelle Réunion régionale stratégique sur l’apatridie
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    UNHCR West Africa Agenda Regional Strategic Meeting on Statelessness: West Africa on the journey towards the High-Level Segment to be held o...

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    Agenda Regional Strategic Meeting on Statelessness
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    UNHCR West Africa Concept Note Regional Strategic Meeting on Statelessness: West Africa on the journey towards the High-Level Segment to be ...

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    Concept Note Regional Strategic Meeting on Statelessness
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    HCR Afrique de l'Ouest Agenda Réunion régionale stratégique sur l’apatridie : L’Afrique de l’Ouest en marche vers le Segment de haut niveau ...

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    Agenda Réunion régionale stratégique sur l’apatridie
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    New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants

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    On 19 September 2016,the Heads of State and Government and High Representatives have adopted the following political declaration to address the question of large movements of refugees and migrants.
    Published: 19 September 2016 (2 years ago)
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    UNHCR West Africa Infographic #IBELONG progress in ECOWAS - Highlights as of 30.04.2019

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    Published: 30 April 2019 (1 month ago)
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    HCR Afrique de l'Ouest Infographie #J'appartiens dans l'espace CEDEAO - Acquis au 30.04.2019

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    Infographie
    Published: 30 April 2019 (1 month ago)
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    IOM Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone Flood Response 4 Sept 2017

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    Update
    Published: 4 September 2017 (1 year ago)
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    IOM Sierra Leone: Flood Response SitRep

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    IOM
    Published: 28 August 2017 (1 year ago)
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    UNOWAS E-magazine N.3 (ENG/FR)

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    E-magazine
    Published: 31 July 2017 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR Global Trends Forced Displacement in 2016

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    Global Trends
    Published: 30 June 2017 (1 year ago)
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  •    Situations related to this country
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      According to UNHCR estimates, statelessness affects millions of people worldwide, at least 700,000 of which are in West Africa. There are many factors contributing to the risk of statelessness in the region, which suggest that the population at risk is very large.

    • Sierra Leone - Asylum and Migration in West Africa

      Mixed movements refer to complex population flows: people using the same routes and modes of transportation to travel, but moving for different reasons, and with different needs. In these flows, refugees move alongside people fleeing financial hardship. West Africa is a place of complex mixed movements, inside the region or from the region to other parts of the world, such as Europe through the Central Mediterranean route.

    • Sierra Leone - Voluntary Return of Ivorian Refugees

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      Highlights
    The National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) ended a week long participatory assessment for 355 exempted Liberia refugees and other nationals across the country.
    21 Mar 2018
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      Sierra Leone
    Worldbank country facts
    Capital
    Freetown
    Languages
    en
    Population
    6,453,000
    Area
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    Gini index
    42.5
    Currency
    SLL
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