UNICEF Liberia Mid-Year Humanitarian Situation Report, 31 July 2013
On 20 June, a three-day government-sponsored peace and reconciliation conference chaired by Peace Ambassador George Weah was held in Monrovia.
PMTCT and HIV Treatment services continue at the refugee affected areas and camps with 84% of people living with HIV&AIDS receiving ARV/ART services.
Field monitoring and evaluation reports show significant progress in system building through coordination of child protection services, reporting on violations, and referral mechanism in 12 districts in Nimba and Grand Gedeh counties.
Referral hospitals and County Health Teams were actively engaged to improve quality of obstetric emergencies and reproductive health services for refugees in the referral hospitals.
A mock examination was conducted for 70 Grade 6 students to better prepare them for exams and a baseline study for drop outs and out of school children at Solo and PTP camps in Grand Gedeh.
Liberia continues to monitor the security situation in Guinea and a draft Contingency Plan has been developed for potential influx of Guinean refugees in case of conflicts between political parties participating in the Guinean Presidential elections.
Liberia deployed a platoon of 46 soldiers to support peace keeping missions in Mali. This is the first time Liberia is deploying its troops internationally since 1961. It provides a good opportunity for Liberia to show its support and commitment to maintain peace both internally and in the region.
As of 11 June 2013, UNICEF Liberia received US$7,174,844, which is about 45% of the required US$16,016,500. Overall security situation in neighbouring Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire remains calm.