Security and justice from a county perspective: Lofa county, Liberia

This short briefing is based on research conducted in Lofa County during February 2010. Additional research and verification was conducted during a follow-up trip in March/April 2010. During the research, the team visited all seven districts and conducted interviews, focus groups and community consultations in Voinjama, the county seat, the rural community of Vahun on the Sierra Leone border and the small, formerly important trading centre of Zorzor (Guinea border). The research thus attempted a representative sample of rural and urban communities from across the county but the results should be considered indicative rather than comprehensive.