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01 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • The Liberia school meals programme is experiencing a complete funding shortage as of February. WFP and the Ministry of Education are working on a plan 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.

28 Feb 2017 description

Cultivation activities for 2017 main season are expected to start on time

KEY MESSAGES

• Normal timing of the lean season is expected from June to September, following an on time start to the 2017 main season cultivation. During this period, cassava stocks, imports, and incomes from off-season harvests are expected to ensure both household and market supplies. Access to food and seasonally normal consumption levels are expected in most households, in line with Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity, through at least September 2017.

22 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • One confirmed case of measles from Montserrado County.

  • Fourteen cases of AFP reported from eight counties.

17 Feb 2017 description
report Carter Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: In Atlanta, Soyia Ellison, soyia.ellison@cartercenter.org
In Freetown, Barbara Smith, +231 (0) 88 110 2515

ATLANTA — Following an invitation from the National Election Commission of Liberia, The Carter Center will deploy a limited mission of international electoral experts to Liberia to assess the voter registration process and the pre-election environment in advance of general elections anticipated in October 2017.

17 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Executive Summary

Prepared over a period of one year from September 2015 to September 2016, UNICEF, in partnership with relevant agencies and governments, presents feedback and lessons learned from the Child Protection Programme during the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic response in West Africa from August 2014 to December 2015.

07 Feb 2017 description

Liberia: Promoting humanitarian principles in law enforcement

The ICRC continues to help the Liberian authorities respond to humanitarian needs while also strengthening the capacities of institutions in international humanitarian law and international rules and standards in the country.

We trained militaries, law enforcement officials and visited detainees while monitoring conditions in places of detention. Here is a summary of our work in 2016:

05 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

 Forty-six suspected cases of animal bites reported from ten counties.

 Six suspected cases of AFP reported from four Counties.

 Eight suspected cases of Yellow fever reported from four Counties.

 Twenty-three laboratory results received for measles with one positive case from Maryland County.

03 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • The Liberia school meals programme will experience a complete funding shortage in February. WFP and the Ministry of Education are working on a contingency plan 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.

01 Feb 2017 description
report Africa Rice Center

The USAID-funded Seed Scaling project implemented by AfricaRice in Liberia is addressing the important issue of good quality rice seed production in Liberia to increase rice production and achieve rice self-sufficiency in the country.

Four training sessions of out-growers related to seed production, processing, certification and marketing were organized in the four major rice seed production Counties, namely Nimba, Bong, Grand Bassa and Lofa during September to November 2016.

01 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • Two hundred sixty-six suspected cases of Public Health Events reported compared to one hundred twenty nine cases in week 2.

  • One hundred forty-three cases of whooping cough reported from two Counties.

01 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • One hundred twenty-nine suspected cases of IDSR immediately reportable diseases, conditions, and events were reported across the country.

    • Compare to week 1, this represents 119% increase in the number of suspected cases reported.
  • One case of Lassa fever confirmed in Montserrado County by ELISA Antigen.

  • Unexplained cluster of deaths reported from Nana Kru Community, Dugbe River, Sinoe County.

01 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • Fifty-nine suspected cases of IDSR immediately reportable diseases, conditions, and events were reported across the country.

  • Thirteen laboratory results received for measles and all tested negative.

  • Out of the five maternal death reported from three counties, Bong County has conducted review of the death reported.

  • All cases of human exposure to animal bites received at least a dose of anti-rabies vaccine.

29 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

 Two confirmed cases of Lassa fever reported from Nimba County and response action ongoing.

 Three confirmed cases of Measles reported from Margibi, Bomi and Montserrado Counties.

 Five suspected cases of Yellow fever reported from Bomi, Grand Kru and Margibi Counties.

 One death in a suspected case of Meningitis reported from River Gee County.

27 Jan 2017 description
report IRIN

Three years on from the start of the West African Ebola epidemic, lessons are still being learned. And the most surprising are not coming from the scientists, but from the affected communities themselves; about how, with hardly any help, they tackled the virus and won.

Read more on IRIN.