7824TH MEETING (AM)
Root Causes of Conflict, Ebola Aftermath Cited as Civil Society Speaker Highlights Threat of Sexual, Gender-based Violence
Liberia remained stable, but sustaining the progress it had made would require greater investment in the country’s security services as well as commensurate improvements in the justice and correction sectors, the head of United Nations peacekeeping told the Security Council today as it considered the situation in that country and the future of the mission deployed there.
Main season harvests maintain income and food availability across Liberia
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Food crop production to further recover in 2016
Food markets recovered significantly following EVD related disruptions
Number of food insecure people estimated at about 21 400
Above-average harvests expected following favourable rains
Seven neonatal deaths reported from three counties
Twenty-three suspected cases of measles reported from three counties, of which seven were reported from a single facility in Todee district, Montserrado County
Eighteen clinically confirmed cases of pertussis were reported from Grand Kru County
Thirteen laboratory results received for measles, of which one was positive from Margibi County
The Liberia school meals programme will experience a complete in funding shortage in the school meals programme in February. WFP and the Ministry of Education are working on contingency plans and engaging the donor community.
WFP is supporting the government with the Liberia Zero Hunger Strategic Review to review critical gaps and assess priorities to reach Zero Hunger by 2030.
Eleven neonatal deaths reported from five counties
Twenty suspected cases of measles reported from six counties, of which nine were reported from a single facility in Lofa County
Six cases of acute flaccid paralysis reported from three counties with dates of onset from Epi week 38 to 45
Nineteen clinically confirmed cases of pertussis were reported from Grand Gedeh County
Thirteen laboratory results received for measles, of which one was positive from Bong County
The Government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Agriculture Organization in Liberia on October 31 signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the statistics and information management systems of the Ministry of Agriculture.
Main harvests and imports maintain seasonally normal food access and availability
Main harvests of local rice and cassava since August in the south-eastern region are becoming widespread across the country in October. Rice harvest levels are expected to be generally average, although in some areas they will be slightly below average due to localized protracted dryness during planting or flooding of lowland rice during the rainy season in other areas.
Seventeen neonatal deaths reported from seven counties
Four maternal deaths reported from four counties
Twenty clinically confirmed cases of pertussis including one death was reported from Grand Bassa County
Durban, South Africa: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has acknowledged that while health care systems in most African countries, including Liberia are on a path of recovery “There are many challenges still remaining, in improving those health facilities, as well as for those people with disability, or blindness”.
As Liberia faces acute food insecurity, the work of a UK charity is encouraging school attendance by ensuring children don’t have to learn on an empty stomach
Nadene Ghouri in Montserrado
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WFP is supporting the Government with the Liberia Zero Hunger Strategic Review to review critical gaps and assess priorities to reach Zero Hunger by 2030.
The refugee population continues to decline due to the repatriation exercises conducted by UNHCR. By the end of 2016 it is estimated around 12,000 refugees will remain.
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Interview with MSF psychiatrist Frédéric Gelly
Two years after the peak of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, survivors, as well as their families and health workers, are gradually rebuilding their lives. As MSF transfers its mental health services to the Liberian Ministry of Health, MSF psychiatrist Frédéric Gelly describes the process of psychological healing.
What effect did the Ebola epidemic have on people’s mental health?
More than two and a half years after the Ebola outbreak officially began, MSF is now closing its last projects in West Africa dedicated to caring for people who survived the disease.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has expressed concern about the proliferation of small arms in Liberia from Guinea. The Special Representative of the President of ECOWAS Commission in Liberia H.E. Ambassador ‘Tunde Ajisomo who blamed such act on “porous borders said ECOWAS’ attention has been drawn to the proliferation of small arms from neighboring countries with Liberia.
UN report urges Liberia to act on rape
MONROVIA / GENEVA (14 October 2016) - A UN report released today documents the high incidence of rape in Liberia as well as the widespread impunity enjoyed by perpetrators.
Nine in 10 health facilities in Liberia do not meet the health ministry's standards for water supplies, said WaterAid
More than two years after the world's worst Ebola outbreak began in West Africa, health facilities in Liberia are struggling to operate due to a lack of running water and functioning toilets, sanitation charity WaterAid said on Friday.
Highlights during the reporting week
- Fifteen neonatal deaths reported from nine Counties - Four maternal deaths reported from four Counties
99.9% (739/740) of expected health facilities reported from 90 health districts across 15 counties.
99.6% (737/740) of health facilities submitted timely report to the district level.
98.9% (89/90) of health districts submitted timely reports to County level.
50% (45/90) of health districts sent zero reports.