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Norwegian Refugee Council, Liberia (NRC)
Liberia Office, Mega Compund, Randall Street, Monrovia, Liberia
Country Director: Astrid Everine Sletten
Tel: +231 65 92 100
Contact Person: Nina Stensholt, Program Coordinator in Liberia
NRC provides information, counselling and legal assistance to assist returnees to resolve land disputes and secure their tenure in land. The project’s activities are organised into three pillars: land dispute resolution; building the capacity of individuals, communities and institutions involved in resolving land disputes; and advocating for systemic solutions to insecure land tenure in Liberia. Each of these activities is oriented towards creating conditions which enable safe and durable solutions to displacement. NRC provides legal assistance, usually through individual casework, but it may also entail class action. NRC pursues legal action through all relevant local, national and international legal systems and mechanisms, including customary law, conflict resolution and mediation mechanisms and any other prevalent systems of law – in addition to statutory law and the courts. NRC may provide training in legal issues to target groups and key local actors – to establish a platform of understanding of rights and applicable law, and subsequent legal approaches to key issues.
Second Chance works with former child soldiers and war victims to promote psychological healing (dealing with issues such as trauma, depression and substance abuse), employment and socio-economic stability. They also work to educate the local community about psychological difficulties including sensitising parents and teachers to direct and secondary trauma in children.