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29 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP, under its Special Operation, finalized the handover of logistics assets developed during the 2014 – 2015 Ebola response to the Government.

  • The refugee population continued to decline due to the repatriation exercises conducted by the UNHCR.
    By the end of June, around 15,000 refugees remained. WFP continues to provide food assistance to the refugees with reduced rations.

22 Sep 2016 description

Some impacts of early season dryness are expected on main season harvests

Key Messages

21 Sep 2016 description

International Support for Peaceful Vote Must Begin Early

Monday, September 19, 2016

By: Jonas Claes and Scofield Muliru

With elections coming up next year in Liberia and Kenya, the time for early and sustained efforts to prevent clashes is now. Forthcoming USIP research shows that domestic institutions hold the key: election commissions, the police and, above all, political leaders. Any international support to those institutions and leaders must now move from plans to action in order to achieve any desired impact amid rising tensions.

14 Sep 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12517

Security Council
7770th Meeting (AM)

The Security Council this morning extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) until 31 December 2016, determining that the situation in that country constituted a threat to international peace and security.

Through the unanimous adoption of resolution 2308 (2016), the Council, acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, decided that the authorized ceilings of UNMIL’s military and police components should remain at 1240 and 606 personnel, respectively.

13 Sep 2016 description

Highlights during the reporting week

  • Thirteen neonatal deaths reported from seven Counties

  • Eleven maternal death reported from nine Counties

  • Thirty three suspected measles cases reported from four Counties

  • No lab results received for this week

Reporting Coverage

  • 99.8 % (739/740) of expected health facilities reported from 90 health districts across 15 counties

13 Sep 2016 description

Highlights during the reporting week

  • Fourteen neonatal deaths reported from five Counties

  • Eight suspected cases of measles were reported from one community in Foya district, Lofa County .Samples were collected and vitamin A administered.

  • One maternal death reported

Reporting Coverage

  • 100 % (740/740) of expected health facilities reported from 90 health districts across 15 counties

  • 92% (83/90) districts submitted timely reports to County level

13 Sep 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Summary: The Liberian National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) is providing emergency assistance to an initial target of 2,500 affected by floods in Lower and Upper Margibi County in Liberia. The LNRCS started providing relief assistance from its prepositioned stocks to affected people on the 29 June 2016 immediately following reports of the floods.

12 Sep 2016 description

Highlights during the reporting week

  • Eleven neonatal deaths reported from four counties

  • Five maternal deaths reported from four counties

  • Four positive measles results received from the National Reference Lab, samples collected in epi weeks 31 and 32

Reporting Coverage

  • 99.5 % (737/740) of expected health facilities reported from 90 health districts across 15 counties

  • 93% (84/90) districts submitted timely reports to national level

08 Sep 2016 description

In rural Liberia, thanks to the support of the Government of Japan, WFP and its partners, hundreds of farmers have transformed swamplands into lush rice fields and created gardens heavily laden with vegetables.

Marie Zuo, Musu Tokpa, and Mamiata Singbe are beaming behind a bucket full of fresh eggplants and peppers. They are part of among nearly 25 women (and a few men) of the Donfah Rural Farmers Group in Donfah, Bong County, in the north-central part of Liberia.

08 Sep 2016 description

This fifth revised Appeal seeks a total of 22 million Swiss Francs (reduced from 46.3million Swiss Francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to continue supporting the Liberian National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) to deliver recovery assistance in selected Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) - affected communities with a focus on health, Disaster Risk Reduction, livelihoods and food security, and National Society capacity building in addition to maintaining EVD response capacity.

01 Sep 2016 description

Early Harvests and Wild Food Collection Ease Lean Season Pressure on Households

KEY MESSAGES

  • Households are harvesting cassava and local vegetables as well as collecting wild foods including snail, yam, mushroom, and palm nut in order to access food during the lean season. These foods, along with imported rice, are allowing for seasonally normal consumption. Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food security outcomes will continue across the country from August through January.

31 Aug 2016 description

Liberia: Improving living conditions for detainees

The ICRC continued to help Liberian authorities respond to humanitarian needs while strengthening the capacities of different national institutions.

In 2016, we visited detainees, distributed non-food items and provided clinics with essential drugs. Our teams also provided financial support to the families affected by Ebola and promoted international humanitarian law and humanitarian principles.

Highlights of our work in Liberia between January and August 2016

30 Aug 2016 description

Older men more likely to have a positive semen test

Press Release

Embargoed until 6:30 p.m. EST: Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

30 Aug 2016 description

Liberia’s prolonged civil war caused a near-total collapse of the country’s education sector. Since then, groups have led efforts to teach literacy skills to adults as well as to children to help put the sector back on track. One of these efforts serves women farmers who are motivated to become literate because they see the abilities to read and to write as tools that they can use to improve their businesses and enhance their livelihoods.

26 Aug 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

A photobook on safe childbirth

HIGHLIGHTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

26 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP, under its Special Operation, finalized the handover of logistics assets developed during the 2014 – 2015 Ebola response to the Government.

  • The refugee population continued to decline due to the repatriation exercises conducted by the UNHCR.
    By the end of June, around 15,000 refugees remained. WFP continues to provide food assistance to the refugees with reduced rations.

Operational Updates

26 Aug 2016 description

Summary: How investment can provide critical growth in countries recently affected by Ebola.

On behalf of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the development finance institution of the United States, I recently led a delegation of investors to Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Our aim, in both of these post-Ebola nations, was multifaceted.

25 Aug 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12490

Security Council
7761st Meeting (PM)

Having reached a historic milestone in resuming control of its own security, Liberia — along with its international partners — must redouble efforts to sustain progress and meet the challenge of upcoming elections, the senior United Nations official in that country told the Security Council today.