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Gambia/Sierra Leone: Residency status and any other rights or status that are conferred on a refugee from Sierra Leone who in Gambia receives a "Temporary Card" from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) (January 2003-January 2004)

Publisher Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 5 February 2004
Citation / Document Symbol ZZZ42360.E
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Cite as Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Gambia/Sierra Leone: Residency status and any other rights or status that are conferred on a refugee from Sierra Leone who in Gambia receives a "Temporary Card" from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) (January 2003-January 2004), 5 February 2004, ZZZ42360.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/403dd2294.html [accessed 17 April 2014]
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The attached letter from the Legal Officer of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in Ottawa, refers to the situation of refugees in Gambia, including the refugee determination process in this country and documents provided to refugees. The letter explained that the "Temporary Cards were intended as an identity document that allowed the bearer to remain in the Gambia while war continued in the bearer's country of origin" (UNHCR 30 Jan. 2004).

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Representation in Canada, Ottawa. 30 January 2004. Correspondence sent to the Research Directorate by a Legal Officer.

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