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Women wait in the basement of the Samuel K Doe stadium, where about 15,000 internally-displaced people (IDPs) had taken refuge, for their children to be weighed and registered by staff from Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF). .The ongoing conflict in Libera intensified in March 2003 when rebels opposed to the government of Charles Taylor gained territory across much of the country, advancing on the capital city Monrovia. In August 2003 Taylor agreed to hand over power to an interim government and went into exile in Nigeria, which led to the signing of a peace agreement. Taylor was indicted for war crimes by a UN court in Sierra Leone, accused of fuelling conflict across several West African countries.