Attacks in Liberia put thousands of civilians at risk, UN relief official says

Attacks in Liberia put thousands of civilians at risk, UN relief official says

Kenzo Oshima
A top United Nations humanitarian official today voiced concern at attacks by alleged dissidents in Liberia that have put thousands of civilians at risk.

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Kenzo Oshima condemned the attacks in Gbarpolu County and expressed alarm at the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Liberia, a UN spokesman in New York said.

According to the spokesman, the displacement of 1,413 people by these attacks has nearly doubled the population of the Bopulu camp for internally displaced persons, straining its already inadequate resources and creating serious security and health risks for all those seeking refuge there.