Protection and Human Rights

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12 Jun 2015 description

Monrovia, Liberia | AFP | Friday 6/12/2015 - 14:22 GMT

by Zoom Dosso

More than 200 heavily-armed Ivorian farmers have seized a forest in Liberia, scattering terrified inhabitants in an incursion described in parliament as a "national threat", a security source and locals said Friday.

The security source, providing details of an occupation first raised in Liberia's senate earlier in the week, said the ethnic Mossi tribespeople were claiming the land for their country.

11 Jun 2015 description
report IRIN

MONROVIA, 11 June 2015 (IRIN) - Liberia’s Ebola outbreak has been over for a while, so what has happened to all those burial teams, contact tracers, Ebola Treatment Unit health workers, community mobilisers, ambulance drivers? What are they doing now?

The answer is not a lot. The majority of the estimated 20,000 or so workers and volunteers who risked their lives during the year-long fight are unable to find work, largely due to lingering stigma and fears about the virus.

01 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Liberia declared Ebola free on 9 May 2015

  • Successful measles, polio and deworming campaign undertaken in all counties.

  • Ebola response efforts transitioning into early recovery focus across all sectors.

In this issue
Vigilance remains high P.1
Immunization campaign P.2
Early Recovery planning P.3
Protection P.5
Funding Overview P.6

30 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The EVD outbreak in Liberia was declared over on 9 May 2015, after 42 complete days elapsed since the burial of the last confirmed case.

  • To date, 3,323 children are registered as having lost one or both parents/primary caregivers due to Ebola (884 having lost both parents and 2,439 lost one parent).

28 May 2015 description

The document first presents a reminder of pre-crisis vulnerabilities. It then summarises the main humanitarian impacts of the Ebola crisis, and describes emerging issues. Four risks are outlined for Liberia over the next six months: major communicable disease outbreak, a food security crisis, endemic Ebola, and floods. For general information on risk analysis, see the end of the document.

26 May 2015 description

EMERGENCY EVD PROTECTION CROSS BORDER LIBERIA-GUINEA

Since January 2015, the ECHO funded DRC Liberia Guinea Cross Border Emergency EVD project has been operational in 50 border communities and 6 urban centres in Nimba County. The Liberian Emergency Team carries out activities to empower EVD survivors across Nimba County through integrated protection measures such as economic reintegration, individual protection assistance (IPA) and cash transfer.

24 May 2015 description

Zwedru, Liberia | AFP | Sunday 5/24/2015 - 02:57 GMT

by Zoom Dosso

In February last year a gang of men with machetes ambushed two villages in western Ivory Coast, disembowelling a soldier and pulling out most of his organs before slaying three of his colleagues.

The attack marked the brutal resumption of a campaign of violence blamed on militants crossing from Liberia that has displaced thousands and claimed dozens of lives in the border area.

13 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Data are based on official information reported by the Liberian health ministry up to 3 May 2015. These numbers are subject to change due to on-going reclassification, retrospective investigation and availability of laboratory results.

  • No new confirmed cases were reported since 20 March 2015.

08 May 2015 description

Highlights

• For the fifth consecutive week, there have been no confirmed Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases in Liberia. The Government in consultation with humanitarian partners has earmarked May 9 to declare the end of active transmission of Ebola in the country .

• B order monitoring and surveillance must still be enhanced, and community mobilization efforts continued to avoid complacency.

• More than 400 suspected measles cases reported by 30 Apr il in 10 counties.
A nationwide measles campaign is scheduled for 8 - 14 May.

07 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS

  • No new confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) reported since 20 March 2015.

30 Apr 2015 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. By its resolution 2190 (2014), the Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) until 30 September 2015 and requested me to keep it informed of the situation on the ground and the implementation of the mandate of UNMIL. The present report provides an update on major developments since my report of 15 August 2014 (S/2014/598) and letter to the President of the Security Council dated 28 August 2014 (S/2014/644), regarding the impact of the Ebola virus disease on Liberia.
28 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS

  • No new confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) reported since 20 March 2015.

23 Apr 2015 description

As part of efforts to ensure effective monitoring of Liberia’s border posts to prevent the resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) and other cross-border issues, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) last week donated eight (8) shelter tents valued at US$38,660 to the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN).

21 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS
- No new confirmed cases reported since 20 March 2015.

15 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS

  • No new confirmed cases were reported from Liberia in the past week.

05 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • No new confirmed cases were reported from Liberia in the week to 29 March 2015.

31 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS

One new confirmed case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was reported from greater Monrovia in the week to 22 March 2015: the first such case for over three weeks.

24 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Headlines

  • No new confirmed cases were reported in the week to 15 March 2015. This is the third consecutive week in which no new confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) have been reported. 15 March 2015 was day 12 since the final patient in Liberia had a second negative test for EVD: 42 days must elapse before transmission can be considered to have ended. Once the 42-day period has elapsed, continued vigilance will be required until both Sierra Leone and Guinea are also declared Ebola-free.

23 Mar 2015 description

Walter Leung, Hong Kong branch of the Red Cross Society of China

Losing a family member is difficult, but when that loss is coupled with isolation and uncertainty about the future, a difficult time can become even more challenging.

23 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

  • While there have been no confirmed EVD cases in Liberia since 19 February, vigilance must remain high and there are several high-risk contacts, mainly in Monrovia.

  • Monitoring of reopened schools, and distribution of of IPC kits continues in each county.

  • Door-to-door visits, as part of ongoing social-mobilisation efforts, have now reached nearly 10,900 households across all 15 counties.

  • WASH partners face a deficit of USD 72.5 million required for programs targeting 2 million people.