Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Liberian Struggle: A Country Torn Apart

Sue Turner

(WCCO) The Twin Cities has the largest population of Liberian immigrants in the country. However, they come from a country ripped apart by war, struggling with basic needs such as water and electricity. Thousands of them are scheduled to be deported this fall.

When Georgette Gray came to the U.S. ten years ago, she thought everyone knew what was happening in Liberia. At that time, most Americans didn't even know where Liberia was.

The country of 3.5 million people in western Africa is coming out of a 14 year civil war that devastated its people, its economy, and its infrastructure.

GO HERE to watch the rest of Sue's story on WCCO today.

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