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Liberia 'Too Unsafe for Aid'

A peace force must be deployed to Liberia before humanitarian aid can be delivered to hundreds of thousands of displaced people, a United Nations official has said. Daniel Augsburger from the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Ocha) said that neither the army nor the rebel groups could guarantee the safety of aid deliveries. Hundreds of thousands of Liberians have fled their homes after years of fighting. Meanwhile, the government has said that Sierra Leone warlord Sam Bockarie was planning to attack Liberia when he was killed. Bockarie was killed shortly after the UN-backed war crimes court in Sierra Leone accused Liberian President Charles Taylor of harbouring him. The court insists that his body is sent to Sierra Leone for formal identification. A senior government official has told the BBC’s Jonathan Paye-Layleh in Liberia that the body would be repatriated with the next few days. Full Story

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