Protection and Human Rights

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

15 Apr 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

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

05 Apr 2015 description
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Highlights

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

31 Mar 2015 description
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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
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  • 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.

20 Mar 2015 description
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ABIDJAN, 18 March 2015 (IRIN) - Nearly 38,000 Ivorian refugees living in Liberia have been unable to return home since July 2014, when Cote d’Ivoire closed its borders with Liberia due to the Ebola outbreak.

"The refugees, they themselves, just want to go home,” said Kassim Diagne, a representative of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Liberia.

20 Mar 2015 description
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Abidjan, 20 mars 2015 (IRIN) - Près de 38 000 réfugiés ivoiriens sont coincés au Liberia depuis que la Côte d’Ivoire a fermé sa frontière avec le Liberia, en juillet 2014, en raison de l’épidémie d’Ebola.

« Les réfugiés eux-mêmes veulent simplement rentrer chez eux », a dit Kassim Diagne, un représentant du Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies (HCR) au Liberia.

17 Mar 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • According to the Ministry of Health, as of 5 March 2015, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia stood at 9,507, with 4,177 related deaths. Case incidence declined from a peak of over 300 new confirmed cases per week in August and September 2014 to no new confirmed case in the last two weeks.

13 Mar 2015 description
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An UNDEF-funded project in Liberia works to empower rural women by providing speedy information and networking opportunities via radio and mobile technology. Implemented by the Liberia Women Media Action Committee, the radio-to-mobile service makes broadcasts of Liberia Women Democracy Radio, LWDR 91.1 FM, available via cellphone and on line, reaching women in forests and mountainous rural areas. This helps them engage on issues related to their human rights, economic and political advancement and governance processes.

12 Mar 2015 description

Geneva/Monrovia March 12, 2015 (FH) – Recent arrests of two Liberian war crimes suspects in Belgium and Switzerland are historic, says a lawyer defending victims. They have also reignited debate in Liberia over justice for the victims of that country’s civil war.

10 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

751 Refugees participate in vocational skills training in the three camps

7,844 Refugees indicate their immediate interest in repatriation to Cote d’Ivoire

8,737 Early childhood, primary and secondary students return to school

17,851 Refugees reached with Ebola awareness activities during the month

10 Mar 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • According to the Ministry of Health, as of 1 March 2015, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia stood at 9,384, with 4,117 related deaths. Case incidence declined from a peak of over 300 new confirmed cases per week in August and September 2014 to no new confirmed case in the past 10 days.

  • 5,862 children have been identified as directly affected by EVD (3,881 identified by the government and the rest by partner organizations).

05 Mar 2015 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

The Liberia operation started off the year 2015 on a positive note; two (2) Ivorian refugees who have been detained in the Monrovia Central Prison without charge for almost three years have been released. President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf mentioned in her annual message to theth Session of the 53rd National Legislature that the Amendment to the Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission Act to expand provisions for refugees and make provisions for asylum seekers and stateless persons had been submitted to the legislature.

02 Mar 2015 description
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Highlights

According to the Ministry of Health, as of 23 February 2015, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia stood at 9,265, with 4,057 related deaths.

Case incidence declined from a peak of over 300 new confirmed cases per week in August and September 2014 to only two new confirmed EVD cases in the past week in Montserrado County.

5,779 children have been identified as directly affected by EVD (3,798 identified by the government and the rest by partner organisations).

02 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

  • On 22 February, Montserrado County reported one confirmed case for the past eight days for the first time.

  • Reports indicate that some schools do not follow the safe protocol procedure for the reopening of school. School reopening is progressive and some may effectively start classes on March 2nd

  • Two Community Care Centres in Grand Cape Mount and Sinoe Counties were completed and turned over to Medical Team International (MTI) for operation

21 Feb 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • According to the Ministry of Health, as of 16 February 2015, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia stood at 9,037, with 3,935 related deaths. Case incidence declined from a peak of over 300 new confirmed cases per week in August and September 2014 to only three new confirmed EVD cases in the past week.

  • 5,688 children (3,707 by the government and the rest by partner organisations) have been identified as affected by EVD.

16 Feb 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• According to the Ministry of Health, as of 7 February 2015, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia stood at 8,818. Case incidence declined from a peak of over 300 new confirmed cases per week in August and September 2014 to only two new confirmed EVD case between 1 and 7 February 2015.