The call came from Ross Mountain, the UN Assistant Emergency Relief Coordinator, who has just returned from a three-day visit to Liberia. According to the latest estimates, there are some 15,000 internally displaced in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, alone, and 15,000 more concentrated in the Kataka area. A UN spokesperson said today that at least 7,000 Liberians had fled to Sierra Leone and unknown numbers of refugees from Sierra Leone were returning there on their own, outside the organized repatriations carried out by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). UN agencies are currently registering internally displaced people in Monrovia and will undertake similar registration exercises in other parts of the country as soon as security allows. Last week, following a briefing on the upsurge of violence in that country, the UN Security Council called on the Liberian Government to secure access for relief workers and humanitarian agencies to those in need. The Council also urged armed insurgents to respect human life, “particularly the lives of those trapped by the conflict.” read more

first_imgUpdated at 15.47AIDEN MCGEADY HAS been unveiled as Everton’s latest signing today, after a statement released by Spartak Moscow confirmed his departure.The player has completed a medical at Goodison Park this morning and appeared ahead of their game with Norwich.The Ireland international has been heavily linked with Roberto Martinez’s side and reportedly joins them on a four-and-a-half year deal.The move means McGeady will likely be one of five players competing for a first-team spot with the Toffees — with James McCarthy, Darron Gibson, Seamus Coleman and Shane Duffy — who is currently on loan at Championship side Yeovil — also part of their squad.Jonathan Wilson on Liverpool’s 2005 Champions League win, 4-5-1 vs 4-4-2 and his favourites to win the World Cup>Premier League title would top European Cup win – Steven Gerrard>last_img read more