Protection and Human Rights

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31 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

MONROVIA, Liberia 31 July 2015 – UNICEF is supporting a drive by the Liberian Government to register more than 70,000 children whose births were not recorded during the Ebola crisis, leaving them vulnerable to marginalization and exclusion.

29 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

· There are currently six confirmed cases in this most recent Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Margibi and Montserrado counties. Two of these are deceased, two have been discharged from an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU), while the remaining two will be discharged as soon as they test negative. There is still no definitive information on the original source of transmission.

· As of 21 July 2015, there are 22 contacts being followed up in Margibi and 17 contacts in Montserrado.

15 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

3832 Out Patient Department attendance in the clinics in the three refugee camps

4809 Refugee primary school students receive stationary

720 Refugee youth enrolled in vocational skill learning in the three refugee camps

1 New asylum seeker registered

07 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 16 per cent of Liberia’s population is food insecure, and the situation is not improving.

  • Government and partners call for enhanced surveillance and prevention, as new EVD cases are confirmed.

  • Emerging recovery trends focus on disaster preparedness and risk reduction.

  • Government and partners to address SGBV concerns; and integrate protection needs of older persons and People living with Disabilities.

  • International Recovery Conference on Ebola to be held in New York on 10 July.

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.