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02 Dec 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12608

SECURITY COUNCIL
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.

30 Nov 2016 description

Main season harvests maintain income and food availability across Liberia

Key Messages

27 Nov 2016 description

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

25 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • 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

25 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • 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.

21 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • 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

16 Nov 2016 description

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.

14 Nov 2016 description

Main harvests and imports maintain seasonally normal food access and availability

Key Messages

  • 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.

06 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • 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

01 Nov 2016 description

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”.

29 Oct 2016 description
report Guardian

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

Read the full story on the Guardian

27 Oct 2016 description

Highlights

  • 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.

22 Oct 2016 description

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?

22 Oct 2016 description

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.

21 Oct 2016 description

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.

14 Oct 2016 description

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.

14 Oct 2016 description

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.

14 Oct 2016 description

Highlights during the reporting week

  • Fifteen neonatal deaths reported from nine Counties - Four maternal deaths reported from four Counties

Reporting coverage

  • 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.