Mano River West Africa Report: Acronyms

  • AFL Armed Forces of Liberia
  • CDF Civil Defense Forces
  • DFID UK Department for International Development
  • ECOMOG ECOWAS' Interposition military force
  • ECOWAS Economic Community of West Africa States
  • LURD Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy, appeared in 2000
  • LRRRC Liberian Refugee, Repatriation, Resettlement Commission
  • NaCSA National Commission for Social Action NCRRR National Commission for Reconstruction, Resettlement and Rehabilitation
  • NFI Non-Food Item resettlement package
  • NGO Non Governmental Organization
  • NPFL National Patriotic Front of Liberia, created in 1989 and headed by Charles Taylor
  • OCHA United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
  • OFDA Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance
  • RUF Revolutionary United Front, created in 1991 and headed by Foday Sankoh
  • ULIMO United Liberation Movement for Democracy in Liberia, created in 1991 and splitting in 1994 between ULIMO-J (mainly Khran ethnics headed by Roosevelt Johnson) et ULIMO-K (mainly Mandingo ethnics headed by Alhaji Kromah)
  • UNAMSIL United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone
  • UNHCR United Nations High Commission for Refugees