Protection and Human Rights

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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.

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.