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Mon, 15 Apr 2024 Feature Article

Evacuation of Liberians back to their homeland from Ghana: opportunity for U.S. AFRICOM to show the world it is a force for good?

Evacuation of Liberians back to their homeland from Ghana: opportunity for U.S. AFRICOM to show the world it is a force for good?
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Dear critical-reader, to abate the suffering of the traumatised Liberians in the erstwhile Camp Liberia refugee settlement area, who are now homeless after their tiny houses were demolished, their swift evacuation back home is crucial - for humanitarian reasons.

With that in mind, the question to ponder over, as wise and aspirational Africans is: Is the evacuation of Liberians to their homeland an opportunity for the U.S. AFRICOM, to demonstrate to the world that the U. S. military can be a force for good, in Africa, when man-made disasters occur?

While local officials and daft Liberia gov't reps twiddle their fingers in confusion, the U. S. AFRICOM has two options based on the modes of transportation needed to evacuate all the Camp Liberia Liberians now living in the open, who want to return their homeland Liberia as quickly as is practicable, to end their suffering.

If, after assessing the situation, the U. S. AFRICOMM military planners decide that evacuating the Liberians who want to go back home, is best done by air, perhaps it can be done with the U. S. Air Force's C-5M Super Galaxy transport planes, and giant Chinook choppers, flying them back to Liberia. Doable? No? Yes?

If, on the other hand, troop carrying self propelling amphibious sea going barracks vessels are deemed more suitable, that would be even better - as the evacuated returnees will be able to take all their worldly belongings with them, in the accompanying naval cargo transporter vessels included in the naval task force carrying out the evacuations, to return them to their native Liberia.

In any case, however the evacuations are carried out, successfully returning the Gomoa Buduburam Liberians home, will be an opportunity for U.S. AFRICOM to show the world that it is a force for good. The U. S. Department of Defence should therefore friendshore Liberia, by getting its citizens in Gomoa Buduburam back home swiftly and safely - and empower U.S. AFRICOM to demonstrate to the world that it is actually a force for good when humanitarian crises arise across Africa. Doable? Yes? No?

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