Photo: Photo: Torh, Grand Gedeh County, Liberia. Farmers sow crops after burning off the brush. During 2011, the ICRC distributed tools, seed and food to 3,000 host families in Nimba and Grand Gedeh Counties, and 750 families will benefit from the same programme in 2012. © ICRC / P. Yazdi. Ever since Ivorian refugees arrived in Liberia at the end of 2010, the ICRC and the Liberian Red Cross have been helping them and their host communities by building and repairing water and sanitation systems, providing seed and farming equipment to host families and distributing household items to refugees.
Photo: Photo: Torh, Grand Gedeh County, Liberia. Cecilia Torh walks through her village. © ICRC / P. Yazdi. "We gave some refugees land to build a shelter. We’re from the same large community. You see here how our children play together. They share the same language and the same roots."
Photo: Photo: Torh, Grand Gedeh County, Liberia. The village of Torh is hosting a number of Ivorian refugees. © ICRC / P. Yazdi. "The environment is friendlier, children mix in the village and refugees help the community to develop farming," explains Céline, a mother of four. "We speak French in Côte d’Ivoire and they speak English in Liberia, but communities on the two sides of the border share the same regional language, the same culture and the same roots."
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Photo: Torh, Grand Gedeh County, Liberia. The village of Torh is hosting a number of Ivorian refugees. © ICRC / P. Yazdi. "The environment is friendlier, children mix in the village and refugees help the community to develop farming," explains Céline, a mother of four. "We speak French in Côte d’Ivoire and they speak English in Liberia, but communities on the two sides of the border share the same regional language, the same culture and the same roots."
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