As of 25 January, the Ministry of Health reported that there are only 5 confirmed Ebola cases in the country. 3 from Montserrado, 1 from Bong and Margibi Counties.
5,181 schools are due to reopen on 2 February. However the dispatch of critical hand-washing and other sanitation material already available in-country is beyond schedule.
As of 22 January, 5 percent of EVD cases were confirmed, with an average of 1 confirmed case per day.
Since the end of several years of armed conflict and extreme insecurity in 2003, Liberia has experienced an end to large-scale organised violence, and seen improvements in the experiences and perceptions of a wide range of other forms of violence. Perceptions of the police generally appear to have improved, and the Liberian population increasingly sees police officers as a source of protection rather than insecurity, despite some ongoing allegations of excessive force and corruption.
2 Community peace halls were donated to refugee host communities
150 Refugees graduate from livelihood programs at two camps
1,120 Refugees receive health education on HIV/AIDS and other topics
4,404 Primary and pre -primary children received learning materials for use at home
By Donaig Le Du — 27 January 2015
Here's the story of Sister Maria and 541 "Ebola orphans". Thanks to her work and the food provided by WFP, these children have now found an alternative source of sustenance after their parents have passed away.
Magibi County, Liberia - When people began dying in Liberia as Ebola spread through the country last year, Sister Maria felt compelled to do something.
This evaluation provides a summary of the key activities of NRC’s Women’s rights through Information, Sensitisation and Education (WISE) Gender Based Violence (GBV) programme in Liberia in the period 2009-2014.
As a final evaluation, it seeks to understand the overall effectiveness of the programme and its level of sustainability once NRC leaves Liberia at the end of 2014. Key recommendations are also made on potential ways forward for NRC taking on GBV as a core competency globally.
The main findings of the evaluation are that:
· According to the Ministry of Health, as of 18 January, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia stood at 8,468. Case incidence has declined from a peak of over 300 new confirmed cases per week in August and September 2014 to 8 confirmed cases in the 7 days to 18 January 2015.
There have been no laboratory confirmed EVD cases in 13 counties out of 15 in the last 21 days as of 19 Jan). The remaining hotpots are Grand Cape Mount county (Tewor district in particular) and Montserrado (Greater Monrovia) where new cases are still scattered in 3 different neighbourhoods.
The number of contacts have reduced by 26% from November to December and the number of deaths by 39%.
As of 14 January, the total number EVD survivors remain at 1,395. Percent ration shows 53% female and 47% male.
Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Friday 16/1/2015 - 15:32 GMT | 214 words
Swiss authorities have arrested Alieu Kosiah, a top rebel commander in the first of Liberia's back-to-back civil wars, for presumed war crimes.
Kosiah, a former commander in the now defunct United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy group or ULIMO, is suspected of ordering civilian massacres between 1993 and 1995.
Children left parentless by the Ebola epidemic are now receiving quality care and counseling from Ebola survivors, specially trained to provide quality child care, in a project supported by SOS Children’s Villages Liberia and other NGOs in partnership with the government of Liberia.
According to the Ministry of Health, as of 12 January, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia stood at 8,331. Last week witnessed the lowest weekly total of confirmed cases since the first week of June 2014. Case incidence has declined from a peak of over 300 new confirmed cases per week in August and September 2014 to 8 confirmed cases in the 7 days to 11 January 2015 (WHO).
Distribution of infection, prevention and control supplies to all schools, and training of staff from all schools on the implementation Protocols for Safe School Environments in the Ebola Outbreak in Liberia, in order for Liberia’s 5,181 schools to reopen safely.
Liberia dispatches Ebola Team to Sierra Leone to help in bring the virus under control. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said the deployment was “a good news that must be celebrated.”
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· According to the Liberian Ministry of Health, as of 3 January, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia stood at 8,162. There were 17 confirmed new EVD cases between 25 December 2014 and 2 January 2015, representing an average rate of two-three new cases per day.
Report of a new EVD outbreak in Grand Cape Mount County. The county bordering Sierra Leone is said to have recorded over 26 cases 28 December.
A new national cemetery has been opened by the government in Margibi County to allow safe and dignified burial of EVD victims thereby abolishing cremation.
The National Election Commission on 27 December announced results of the Senatorial Elections.
UNICEF Liberia Ebola Situation Report 31 December 2014
· According to the WHO, as of 31 December, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of EVD in Liberia rose to 8,018. According to MoH, there were 113 new confirmed cases between 1 and 21 December, representing an average rate of five new cases per day.
Ebola research reveals young lives on lockdown
15 December 2014: The Ebola outbreak is severely affecting the lives of children and young people in Liberia, and has left communities stretched to the limits, reveals new research from Plan International.
Category: West Africa
More than 6000 deaths caused by Ebola have now been reported in the six countries affected since spring 2014. As a humanitarian actor in two of the affected countries, DRC is implementing a strategy to ensure security and non-medical assistance.