Protection and Human Rights

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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.

20 Mar 2015 description
report IRIN

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
report IRIN

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
report UN Children's Fund

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
report UN Democracy Fund

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
report UN Children's Fund

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
report UN Children's Fund

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
report UN Children's Fund

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
report UN Children's Fund

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.

11 Feb 2015 description

Many desks will stand empty when schools in Liberia reopen after having been been closed for more than seven months. “Increased poverty and stigma due to the Ebola crisis may acts as barriers to returning to school for a lot of children”, says Annelies Ollieuz, NORCAP education expert .

“We’re happy that children will finally get the chance to go back to school”, says Ollieuz. The NORCAP education expert is deployed to the UN in Liberia to strengthen the education sector and ensure that children are able to continue learning during the Ebola crisis.

08 Feb 2015 description

Highlights

  • Having gone 99 days without reporting confirmed case, Lofa County has detected a case of Ebola in a person who travelled from Montserrado.

05 Feb 2015 description

Highlights

  • There has been an increased in the number of cases in Zuman Town, St. Paul Bridge Community, Montserrado County with 5 confirmed cases on 30 January.

  • Ebola Vaccine trial has started on 31 January at Redemption hospital, targeting in priority health staff in Monrovia.

  • Deadline for the reopening of schools has been postponed by two weeks from February 2 to February 16 in order for authorities to prepare for students to return.

04 Feb 2015 description

Liberia is a West African country bordered by Sierra Leone to the west, Guinea to the north and Ivory Coast to the east. It has a land mass of 96,320km2 and a North Atlantic coastline of 579km, characterised by mangrove swamps and lagoons. Liberia’s interior is predominantly grassy plateaus, which support limited agriculture and forest. Monrovia is the capital, where more than a third of the population live. Liberia is divided into 15 counties, which are subdivided into districts. There are a total of 136 administrative, 88 health and 90 education districts (see maps).

04 Feb 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

MONROVIA, Liberia – After recovering from the near-death experience of an Ebola infection, survivors in Liberia are reporting that their ordeal is not yet over. Many say they are encountering hostility, exclusion and unemployment when they return to their communities.

Many survivors are returning home to find their possessions have been destroyed to prevent the spread of virus. Fear and distrust among community members is leading to isolation and loss of income.