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02 Sep 2015 description

In 2006, immediately following the inauguration of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, UNDP commissioned a team of experts to conduct a needs assessment on the status and condition of a post war 52nd National Legislature.

The findings from that assessment showed underdeveloped systems for processing legislations and managing house affairs, deficiencies in members’ experiences, as well as serious infrastructural deficiencies which limited the ability of Legislators to use their power.

01 Sep 2015 description

MONROVIA, Aug 31, (UNHCR) – Paul Gbedji is a civil engineer. But the hardest thing he has ever had to build was a new life.

Staring out through the pouring rain across the construction site in Liberia where he has been working for eight years, he says with a smile: "I am doing a nice job

Paul is a refugee who lost his entire family back in Togo.

"Togo is a beautiful country," he sighs. "And I was living good, working in my brother's construction company. I could sit down, design and create."

01 Sep 2015 description

Atypically prolonged lean season contributes to Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity

KEY MESSAGES

  • The majority of the poor households throughout the country will face Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity between now and the end of the lean season in September due to an atypically prolonged lean season and weak household purchasing power.

28 Aug 2015 description
report Carter Center

ATLANTA…The Carter Center's Mental Health Program in Liberia, in partnership with the Liberia Ministry of Health, has exceeded its goal of training 150 mental health clinicians by 2015, working largely in primary care clinics and hospitals across all 15 counties to provide much needed care. The newest class of 22 clinicians who graduated today brings the total mental health clinicians trained to 166 and will join the effort to improve access to mental health services in Liberia.

28 Aug 2015 description

Women in Liberia will have an excellent opportunity to make their voices heard when a referendum on constitutional reform is held next year, said Counselor Gloria Musu Scott, who chairs Liberia’s Constitutional Review Committee (CRC).

Just recently,Counselor Scott presented the recommendations of the National Constitution Conference to the Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, following many months of consultation with a wide range of community representatives throughout the country.

26 Aug 2015 description

Liberia is at a critical juncture in terms of its ability to maintain its hard-won peace and ensure that its reconciliation and sustainable development efforts are not derailed. The West African country, with a population of 3.124 million, celebrated ten years of peace in 2013, following brutal civil war (1989−97 and 1999−2003) that resulted in the loss of over 200 000 lives, displacement of over one million people, destruction of livelihoods and paralysis of governance structures...

25 Aug 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

Monrovia, Liberia. Liberia has intensified efforts to rebuild its health services, including maternal and newborn health left exposed as a result of the major Ebola Virus Disease outbreak.

24 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS

  • There are no new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia. As of 19 August 2015, 26 days have passed since the last case was discharged. There are no remaining contacts under follow up.
    Liberia

  • UNICEF remains a key player in Liberia’s Ebola response efforts and is co- leading the WASH, psychosocial support services (PSS) and social mobilization pillars of the response.

21 Aug 2015 description
report Mercy Corps

Ladylue Walker, 30, grows cassava to help support and feed her family — her husband, three children, mother and grandmother, plus her sister’s five children — in Liberia, the small country bordered by Guinea, Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire on Africa’s western edge.

But making ends meet since the Ebola virus ravaged her community — and nation — hasn’t been easy.

Since December 2013, the worst outbreak of the disease in history has sickened more than 28,000 people, killed thousands more, and wreaked havoc on economies across West Africa.

19 Aug 2015 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. By its resolution 2190 (2014), the Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) until 30 September 2015 and requested me to keep it informed of the situation on the ground and the implementation of the mandate of UNMIL. The present report provides an update on major developments since my report of 23 April 2015 (S/2015/275) and recommendations for the extension of the mandate of and further adjustments to the Mission.
19 Aug 2015 description

The Liberian government has just launched a major new Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programme, through support from Irish Aid.

The programme will improve the provision of water and sanitation services in health facilities, schools and rural underserved communities in Liberia. Over 50,000 people will benefit from the programme across five counties - Grand Cape Mount, Lofa, Rivercess, Sinoe and Rural Montserrado counties.

18 Aug 2015 description

Introduction

The outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa is unprecedented in its scale, severity, and complexity. More than 23,200 people have been infected by 15 February 2015, resulting in over 9,300 deaths. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are still affected by this outbreak, and are struggling to control the epidemic against a backdrop of extreme poverty, weak health systems and social customs that make breaking human-to-human transmission difficult.

18 Aug 2015 description
report IRIN

By Prince Collins

MONROVIA, 18 August 2015 (IRIN) - Like hundreds of other nursing students in Liberia, Jerry Songu should have been beginning his internship this month, the final step to graduating and earning his license. Instead, he has chosen to put his studies and future career on hold.

“Ebola has no boundaries,” the 36-year-old, who is in his third year of nursing school at the Caldwell Community Nursing School in the capital Monrovia, told IRIN. “It killed registered nurses and it can also kill practising nurses. So this is nothing to play with.

18 Aug 2015 description

After years of civil war, and the outbreak of the Ebola virus in mid-2014, smallholder farmers in Liberia face a wide variety of challenges. The World Food Programme (WFP) and partners work to support smallholder farmers across the value chain – from production to post-harvest handling and marketing.