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30 Jun 2016 description

Le Secrétaire général se félicite de la prise en charge complète à partir de ce jour par le gouvernement du Liberia de l'ensemble des compétences en matière de sécurité exercées jusque-là par la Mission des Nations Unies au Libéria (MINUL), conformément à la Résolution 2239 (2015) du Conseil de sécurité. Le Secrétaire général salue la détermination du peuple et du Gouvernement du Libéria à œuvrer pour une paix durable après la fin du conflit qui a conduit au déploiement de la MINUL en octobre 2003.

30 Jun 2016 description

New York, 30 June 2016

The Secretary-General welcomes the full assumption today by the Government of Liberia of its national security responsibilities from the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), in accordance with Security Council resolution 2239 (2015).

30 Jun 2016 description

Food Security Snapshot - Planting activities affected by irregular rainfall at beginning of cropping season - Rice production increased by 11 percent in 2015 compared to previous year - Number of food insecure people estimated at about 22 400

Early prospects uncertain for 2016 cereal production

29 Jun 2016 description
report ACT Alliance

Geneva, 29th June 2016

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

24 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Governments of Guinea and Liberia report no new EVD cases since April 6; WHO declares end to March/April clusters

  • Guinea and Liberia discharge remaining EVD patients from treatment, complete 42 days of heightened surveillance

  • USAID/OFDA provides more than $8.5 million for recovery efforts in Guinea and Sierra Leone

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

18 Jun 2016 description

Today, we recognize the International Day of the African Child and the continued challenges that African children face. Many of the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) projects aim to bring prosperity to families and the next generation of youth who will lead and support their communities in solving development challenges of the past, and usher in resilience and economic growth for the future.

17 Jun 2016 description

Liberia is no stranger to difficult times, having weathered a devastating Ebola outbreak and now struggling through a slow economic recovery. Lost amid the headlines from these events is the story of Liberia’s quiet public health victories.

Half of Liberia’s 4.5 million people live in the countryside and roughly the same amount practice open defecation. This practice has jeopardized public health by facilitating the spread of diseases that cause diarrhea, Liberia’s sixth leading cause of death and the primary cause of childhood morbidity and mortality.

15 Jun 2016 description

MONROVIA – On 15 June, more than one thousand primary school children in six schools in northern Liberia’s Nimba County will start eating nutritious school meals prepared from locally produced food as the World Food Programme (WFP) in collaboration with the Ministries of Education, Agriculture, and Health launch the pilot phase of the Home-Grown School Feeding Programme.

15 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • On 21-22 May 2016, IOM participated in a meeting in Harper, Maryland County to discuss a forthcoming joint, cross-border project with Côte d’Ivoire. After reviewing respective assessments, stakeholders discussed priorities for the project that will address drivers of insecurity along the Liberia- Côte d’Ivoire border.

10 Jun 2016 description

Highlights during the reporting week

  • Two maternal deaths reported from two counties
  • Six neonatal deaths reported from four counties
  • It has been sixty two (62) days without a new confirmed case of EVD in Liberia, heightened surveillance continues.

Reporting Coverage

  • 94% (697/740) of expected health facilities reported from 91 health districts across 15 counties.
  • All counties reported weekly data on time.
09 Jun 2016 description

Liberia, 9 June 2016 – Today the World Health Organization (WHO) declares the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia. This announcement comes 42 days (two 21-day incubation cycles of the virus) after the last confirmed Ebola patient in Liberia tested negative for the disease for the second time.

03 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP provided emergency food assistance to over 40 contacts and their households related to the Ebola Virus infection cases reported on 30 March and in early April.

  • WFP and the Ministries of Health, Agriculture and Education started an assessment to pilot Home-Grown School Feeding in ten schools in Nimba County.

02 Jun 2016 description

Ivorian refugee community health workers courageously battled Ebola and other threats in exile.

By Diana Diaz | 2 June 2016

LITTLE WLEBO CAMP, Liberia, June 2 (UNHCR) – When a deadly Ebola outbreak spread across Liberia killing thousands and sickening many more, Ivorian refugee health worker Jocelyn Konet did not hesitate: Donning gloves, rubber boots and other protective clothing, he set out to save lives.

29 May 2016 description
report Voice of America

Lisa Schlein

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND— The World Health Organization’s Regional Director for Africa says West Africa is better prepared to tackle future outbreaks of Ebola. In an exclusive interview with VOA, Matshidiso Moeti says Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are now able to respond more quickly to emergencies because of upgrades to their surveillance, laboratory and health care systems.

29 May 2016 description
report International Alert

Alert trains 30 police officers in Liberia

International Alert recently delivered a three-day training on conflict-sensitivity and ethics to 30 officers from the Liberian National Police.

The training was held in Gbarnga and forms part of Alert’s two-year project called Security actions for everyone (SAFE), which aims to strengthen accountable and transparent relations and build trust between police and citizens in Liberia.

29 May 2016 description

The Bong County Service Center (CSC) is gradually gaining momentum since its official opening by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on April 25.

The CSC is part of efforts by the Government of Liberia to take major documentary services closer to the people under its Decentralization Support Programme (LDSP) led by the Ministry Internal Affairs.

29 May 2016 description

Highlights during the reporting week

  • Six maternal deaths reported from five counties
  • Seventeen neonatal deaths reported from nine counties
  • It has been fifty five (55) days without a new confirmed case of EVD in Liberia, heightened surveillance continues.

Reporting Coverage

  • 100% (740/740) of expected health facilities reported from 91 health districts across 15 counties.
  • All counties reported weekly data on time.
27 May 2016 description
report Mercy Corps

ECAP 2 Partners Strengthen 1,500 Community Health Committees and Provide Health Info to 1.3 Million Liberians

PAYNESVILLE, May 27, 2016 --- Today Mercy Corps Liberia hosted a national workshop that brought together Liberian NGOs, officials from the Ministry of Health, USAID and media partners who have contributed to a 1-year community health program known as ECAP 2, which has now directly benefitted 1.3 million Liberians with critical health information through vibrant community campaigns.

25 May 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12373

7695th Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

The Security Council today terminated, with immediate effect, the sanctions regime on Liberia, including the arms restrictions that had remained following gradual lifting of measures as the Council deemed that progress had been made in emerging from the devastating civil conflict of past decades.

25 May 2016 description
report UN Security Council

Letter dated 15 April 2016 from the Panel of Experts on Liberia established pursuant to resolution 1521 (2003) addressed to the President of the Security Council

The Panel of Experts on Liberia established pursuant to resolution 1521 (2003) has the honour to transmit herewith, in accordance with paragraph 3 (b) of Security Council resolution 2237 (2015), the final report on its work.