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06 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • Fourteen suspected measles cases reported from five counties.

  • Nine neonatal deaths reported from five counties.

  • Five maternal deaths reported from four counties.

  • Thirty-one suspected rabies cases reported from six counties.

05 Jan 2017 description

This report is the result of an in-depth conflict analysis, carried out by CRS in March 2016 for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Liberia (CABICOL), in response to CABICOL members’ deep concern over the slow pace of post-war recovery in Liberia and the growing risk of renewed conflict. The report provides data, analysis and recommendations to assist the Catholic Church, its Justice and Peace Commissions, Caritas Internationalis and civil society organizations to better understand the conflict dynamics in Liberia.

28 Dec 2016 description

Improved food availability and market access expected in the dry season

KEY MESSAGES

  • Seasonally normal livelihoods, income sources, food access and consumption will be maintained through current main season harvests as well as through labor opportunities with land preparation, harvests and rehabilitation of cash crop plantations (palm oil, sugar cane, cocoa, coffee, and plantain/banana). Households across the country will remain in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity between January and May 2017.

23 Dec 2016 description
report UN Security Council

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) for a final period until 30 March 2018.

23 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • The Liberia school meals programme will experience a complete pipeline break 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.

23 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • Ten neonatal deaths reported from five counties.

  • Three maternal deaths reported from three counties.

  • Eighteen suspected measles cases reported from five counties of which seven were reported from Bushrod District, Montserrado county.

  • Thirteen laboratory results received for measles, of which one was positive from Margibi County.

22 Dec 2016 description

by Sarah Austria | Dec 14, 2016

The deaths of Kadiatu’s family members occurred during the height of Liberia’s Ebola epidemic of 2014 - but the pain of her loss is still fresh. Her own survival seems miraculous. But what’s to prevent another Ebola epidemic from occurring in her community? Find out.

22 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • Six neonatal deaths reported from three counties.

  • Fourteen maternal deaths reported from four counties, of which ten were identified from Nimba through record review of previous weeks.

  • Twenty-eight suspected measles cases reported from four counties with eleven of the cases from Bushrod district and six from Todee district in Montserrado County.

  • One suspected case of monkey pox was reported from Rivercess.

16 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • Twelve neonatal deaths reported from two counties.

  • Four maternal deaths reported from two counties.

  • Sixteen suspected measles cases reported from four counties.

16 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • Fifteen neonatal deaths reported from four counties.

  • Five maternal deaths reported from four counties.

  • There are ongoing outbreaks of measles in Todee and Gibi districts.

  • The overall reported measles cases this week are thirty-six suspected cases from five counties.

  • Ten laboratory results received for measles, of which three were positive from Montserrado (2) and Margibi (1).

16 Dec 2016 description

Swedish Ambassador to Liberia Lena Nordström, says the world is anticipating a very smooth transition process in Liberia and all of the country’s genuine partners must ensure that this comes to fruition through the conduct of a very successful electoral process.

The comments were made by Ambassador Nordström at the National Elections Commission (NEC) when she spoke Wednesday, December 13, at the signing of a contribution agreement worth US$2.7 million to support Liberia’s 2017 elections.

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