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30 Jun 2015 description

Monrovia, Liberia | AFP | Tuesday 6/30/2015 - 12:15 GMT

by Zoom DOSSO

Liberia announced the return of Ebola on Tuesday following the death of a 17-year-old boy, dealing a worrying blow to the country's recovery three months after its last known case.

Deputy health minister Tolbert Nyensuah told AFP the teenager had tested positive and died in Nedowian, a village beside the international airport, about an hour's drive from the capital Monrovia.

29 Jun 2015 description

This revised Appeal seeks a total of CHF 46.3m (increased from CHF 24.5m). This amount includes CHF 27.7m that will enable the IFRC to continue to support the Liberian National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) to deliver response and to increase the scope of recovery assistance and support to EVD-affected populations. With available resources (including bilateral) of some CHF 22m, the net Appeal needs are CHF 24.2m to be implemented until December 2017.

29 Jun 2015 description

June 29, 2015

Deputy health minister Tolbert Nyenswah said tests confirmed that the 17-year-old man, from a town near the main airport, had died of the disease.

Officials are investigating how he contracted Ebola, Mr Nyenswah said.

Liberia was declared free of Ebola six weeks ago, following the deadliest outbreak in the disease's history.

More than 11,000 people have died of the disease since December 2013, the vast majority of them in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

28 Jun 2015 description

This revised Appeal seeks a total of CHF 46.3m (increased from CHF 24.5m). This amount includes CHF 27.7m that will enable the IFRC to continue to support the Liberian National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) to deliver response and to increase the scope of recovery assistance and support to EVD-affected populations. With available resources (including bilateral) of some CHF 22m, the net Appeal needs are CHF 24.2m to be implemented until December 2017.

25 Jun 2015 description

Over a month has passed since Ebola transmission ceased in Liberia. This hard-fought achievement is still being celebrated across the country, where nearly 11 000 people became infected with the virus and 4 800 died. Liberia is still urging communities not to let their guard down until Ebola is gone from the region and is working closely with WHO and other partners to keep Ebola from reemerging, especially in neighbouring countries.

24 Jun 2015 description
report IRIN

MONROVIA, 24 June 2015 (IRIN) - 'Liberia doesn’t have Ebola any more so we should be allowed to eat bush meat again.' 'We’ve been eating it without any problem for generations.' These are common refrains in Liberian markets, where the trade in bush meat, a known source of the Ebola virus, has picked up once again.

24 Jun 2015 description

This week, several hundred students and teachers in Montserrado County began receiving the first of over 700,000 learning kits that are being distributed to schools across Liberia. The kits, which will be distributed across the country over the next twelve weeks, will help students continue educational activity.

17 Jun 2015 description

Monrovia, Liberia | AFP | Wednesday 6/17/2015 - 22:19 GMT

by Zoom Dosso

Liberia launched a five-year study on Wednesday to unravel the mystery of the long-term health effects that plague Ebola survivors and assess how long they should go without sex.

The Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccines in Liberia, a collaboration with the United States more commonly known by the acronym PREVAIL, is expected to enrol 1,500 survivors and 6,000 of their partners and family across the west African country.

16 Jun 2015 description

Hon. Peter Solo, Grand Gedeh County Superintendent, has commended FAO for its enduring partnership in agriculture. Speaking in Zwedru in May when FAO Representative in Liberia Mr. Marc Abdala - on a three-day field mission - visited him at his office, the local government official also asked the FAO Representative to help address some of the food security and agriculture-related challenges of the County.

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.

12 Jun 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 2,740,354
Balance Requested: US$ 2,690,354

Geneva, 12 June 2015

Dear Colleagues,

12 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

BY ALVINA LIM ON 08 JUN 2015

Social mobilization and community engagement are two phrases I hear quite frequently these days, in the office and the media, with both activities widely credited as helping turn the tide in stopping the spread of Ebola. UNICEF-supported social mobilization teams have for months been at the forefront of efforts to halt the transmission of Ebola in Liberia. Now, with the country having reached zero cases, their role has changed to that of raising awareness in the communities about the importance of accessing routine health services.

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.

11 Jun 2015 description
report Voice of America

Chris Stein, Prince Collins

DAKAR AND MONROVIA— Burial teams undertook some of the most hazardous work in Liberia’s fight against Ebola. With the West African nation now getting relief from the virus, these men and women say societal stigma is keeping them from getting jobs.

At the height of Liberia’s Ebola virus outbreak, Emmanuel Johnson left his potato farm and undertook the grim and dangerous job of burying the victims of the virus.

More than 4,800 people would die of the disease in the country.