Protection and Human Rights

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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.

04 Feb 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS

  • According to the Ministry of Health (MoH), as of 31 January 2015, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia stood at 8,678. Case incidence declined from a peak of over 300 new confirmed cases per week in August and September 2014 to only 5 new confirmed Ebola cases in the week ending 1 February - compared to 4 last week.

03 Feb 2015 description

Ebola survivor, Dr. Rick Sacra, is back in Liberia continuing his medical practice at ELWA Hospital in Monrovia. Sacra arrived in Liberia on 18 January 2015 after being infected with the Ebola Virus Disease last August. He was flown to the U.S. for treatment after spending three days in the ELWA Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in August 2014.

02 Feb 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS

  • According to the Ministry of Health, as of 25 January 2015, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia stood at 8,577. Case incidence declined from a peak of over 300 new confirmed cases per week in August and September 2014 to 0.5 confirmed case per day in the past week, with just 5 confirmed patients being treated in Ebola Treatment Units (ETU).

29 Jan 2015 description

Highlights

  • As of 25 January, the Ministry of Health reported that there are only 5 confirmed Ebola cases in the country. 3 from Montserrado, 1 from Bong and Margibi Counties.

  • 5,181 schools are due to reopen on 2 February. However the dispatch of critical hand-washing and other sanitation material already available in-country is beyond schedule.

  • As of 22 January, 5 percent of EVD cases were confirmed, with an average of 1 confirmed case per day.

29 Jan 2015 description

Since the end of several years of armed conflict and extreme insecurity in 2003, Liberia has experienced an end to large-scale organised violence, and seen improvements in the experiences and perceptions of a wide range of other forms of violence. Perceptions of the police generally appear to have improved, and the Liberian population increasingly sees police officers as a source of protection rather than insecurity, despite some ongoing allegations of excessive force and corruption.

28 Jan 2015 description

Highlights

2 Community peace halls were donated to refugee host communities

150 Refugees graduate from livelihood programs at two camps

1,120 Refugees receive health education on HIV/AIDS and other topics

4,404 Primary and pre -primary children received learning materials for use at home

28 Jan 2015 description

By Donaig Le Du — 27 January 2015

Here's the story of Sister Maria and 541 "Ebola orphans". Thanks to her work and the food provided by WFP, these children have now found an alternative source of sustenance after their parents have passed away.

Magibi County, Liberia - When people began dying in Liberia as Ebola spread through the country last year, Sister Maria felt compelled to do something.

28 Jan 2015 description

This evaluation provides a summary of the key activities of NRC’s Women’s rights through Information, Sensitisation and Education (WISE) Gender Based Violence (GBV) programme in Liberia in the period 2009-2014.

As a final evaluation, it seeks to understand the overall effectiveness of the programme and its level of sustainability once NRC leaves Liberia at the end of 2014. Key recommendations are also made on potential ways forward for NRC taking on GBV as a core competency globally.

The main findings of the evaluation are that:

23 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

· According to the Ministry of Health, as of 18 January, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia stood at 8,468. Case incidence has declined from a peak of over 300 new confirmed cases per week in August and September 2014 to 8 confirmed cases in the 7 days to 18 January 2015.

18 Jan 2015 description

Highlights

  • There have been no laboratory confirmed EVD cases in 13 counties out of 15 in the last 21 days as of 19 Jan). The remaining hotpots are Grand Cape Mount county (Tewor district in particular) and Montserrado (Greater Monrovia) where new cases are still scattered in 3 different neighbourhoods.

  • The number of contacts have reduced by 26% from November to December and the number of deaths by 39%.

  • As of 14 January, the total number EVD survivors remain at 1,395. Percent ration shows 53% female and 47% male.

16 Jan 2015 description

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Friday 16/1/2015 - 15:32 GMT | 214 words

Swiss authorities have arrested Alieu Kosiah, a top rebel commander in the first of Liberia's back-to-back civil wars, for presumed war crimes.

Kosiah, a former commander in the now defunct United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy group or ULIMO, is suspected of ordering civilian massacres between 1993 and 1995.

16 Jan 2015 description

Children left parentless by the Ebola epidemic are now receiving quality care and counseling from Ebola survivors, specially trained to provide quality child care, in a project supported by SOS Children’s Villages Liberia and other NGOs in partnership with the government of Liberia.

15 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS

  • According to the Ministry of Health, as of 12 January, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia stood at 8,331. Last week witnessed the lowest weekly total of confirmed cases since the first week of June 2014. Case incidence has declined from a peak of over 300 new confirmed cases per week in August and September 2014 to 8 confirmed cases in the 7 days to 11 January 2015 (WHO).