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14 Feb 2018 description

13 February 2018, Monrovia – Through the Ministry of Justice, the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) is holding a four-day self-assessment retreat from 13 to 16 February 2018. Funded by the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), this fourth annual internal evaluation process aims to determine institutional strengths, weaknesses and key priority areas for institutional development.

12 Feb 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

New Government Should Take Concrete Steps on Past Atrocities

(Nairobi) – Liberia’s new government should take prompt steps to pave the way for fair investigation and prosecution of serious past crimes committed during Liberia’s brutal civil wars, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to President George Weah released today.

11 Feb 2018 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 274 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 31 deaths were reported out of which 84 were reported through CEBS

  • Completeness and timeliness of health facility reports were both 98% respectively

  • Ongoing outbreak of measles in Nimba and Montserrado Counties

  • All contacts under monitoring in the meningococcal disease outbreak have

10 Feb 2018 description

9 February 2018, Monrovia – The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) launched a three-month project aimed at enhancing conflict prevention and peace consolidation through increased food security in the fishery sector. It will be implemented by the National Fish Farmer Union of Liberia (NAFFUL) in collaboration with the National Aquaculture and Fisheries Authority (NAFA) and Fiamaba Fisheries Development Cooperation.

10 Feb 2018 description

09 February 2018 – UNMIL Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Political and Rule of Law, Waldemar Vrey, Friday donated two 4WD vehicles to the Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFELL). DSRSG Vrey said UNMIL was pleased and encouraged with the way that AFELL has structured itself in its advocacy role for women and children and by its continued efforts to ensure that their voices are heard in society. UNMIL was providing the vehicles to further enhance the work of the female lawyers’ organization because funding is not always readily available.

09 Feb 2018 description

MONROVIA – Liberia’s peaceful and democratic political transition culminated in the successful inauguration of President George Manneh Weah on 22 January 2018.

09 Feb 2018 description

8-9 February 2018, Buchanan, Grand Bassa County - In recognition of the 18th Anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 and in response to the call in SCR 1325 urging consultation with local and international women’s groups, the UN Gender Theme Group (GTG) is hosting a Global Open Day on 8 and 9 February 2018. Women will identify Women Peace and Security priorities for Liberia in 2018 and evaluate progress made on the 2017 recommendations.

08 Feb 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

Salesian Brother Lothar Wagner has been in Liberia for about a year. In the West African country, Bro. Wagner takes care of children and older youth who are socially marginalized, such as the homeless “cemetery children” in Monrovia. These children are called that because they sleep in tombs in the cemetery as they have no other alternative place to sleep.

07 Feb 2018 description

Monrovia – 6 February 2018, The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) in collaboration with its implementing partner the Universal Empowerment Mission (UEM) concluded a three-month project aimed to provide sanitation and hygiene education in four communities of Bensonville, capital city of Monstserrado County. This project was funded through UNMIL’s Quick Impact Project (QIP) funding mechanism.

07 Feb 2018 description

West Point is Monrovia’s biggest slum. It’s a rabbit warren of side streets thrumming with street hawkers, women sit on stools flipping flies away from dried fish, people pick through wheelbarrows of used clothes for sale, kids play football in a dusty square, and young people hang around with not much to do.

06 Feb 2018 description

5 February 2018, Monrovia - Over 14 years after UNMIL was deployed in compliance with Security Council resolution 1509 (2003), an official farewell ceremony was held in honour of the departing Police and Military personnel who have served with the Mission. This symbolized the end of UNMIL’s military and police operations in Liberia.

05 Feb 2018 description
report World Bank

MONROVIA, February 2, 2018 – The World Bank and the Government of Liberia have signed a $24.67 million grant agreement for the Fourth Poverty Reduction Support Development Policy Operation (PRSDPO-IV) for Liberia. This agreement comprises a $20 million grant from the International Development Association* (IDA), and a $4.67 million grant from the Norwegian Liberia Forest Landscape Single Donor Trust Fund.

04 Feb 2018 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 147 suspected cases including 9 deaths were reported from 15 counties.

  • Meningococcal disease outbreak confirmed in Foya District, Lofa County

  • Ongoing Measles outbreak in Montserrado and Nimba Counties

  • Health facility reports for completeness and timeliness are both 98%

02 Feb 2018 description

1 February 2018, Monrovia - UNMIL Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Political and Rule of Law, Mr. Waldemar Vrey on behalf of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) ceremonially handed over the project to Cllr. Elizabeth J. Nelson, Court Administrator, which on behalf of the Chief Honour Justice, assured that all support received will be utilized for the intended purposes.

02 Feb 2018 description

31 January 2018, Monrovia - UNMIL Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Political and Rule of Law, Mr. Waldemar Very, supporting the Judiciary institute, handed over books and equipment to establish a Human Rights Library for the Liberian National Bar Association (LNBA) Secretariat.

31 Jan 2018 description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a paediatric surgical programme at Bardnesville Junction Hospital (BJH) on the outskirts of Liberia's capital Monrovia on 11 January, with a goal of making surgical care more available for children in the country.

MSF established BJH as a paediatric hospital in 2015, as the West African Ebola epidemic made it more difficult for Liberia's medical community to meet healthcare needs. The facility is now expanding its medical services to include emergency and non-emergency surgery for children.

29 Jan 2018 description
  1. New Updates
  • No new case or death reported on 27 January 2018 which is five days since the last case was reported.

  • A total of 9 cases including 4 deaths have been reported as of 23 January 2018 with case fatality rate of 44.4%

  • Two (02) cases are currently undergoing treatment at the isolation unit, Foya Borma Hospital o The 12 years old patient in the treatment unit has lost her eye vision (cornea scare) but clinically stable o One case is discharged home today

28 Jan 2018 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 173 suspected cases including 16 deaths were reported from 15 counties.

  • Meningococcal disease outbreak confirmed in Foya District, Lofa County

  • Ongoing Lassa Fever Outbreaks in Bong and Nimba Counties

  • Ongoing Measles outbreak in Montserrado and Nimba Counties

  • Health facility reports for completeness and timeliness are both 98%

28 Jan 2018 description

24 January 2018, Monrovia – A two-day workshop on gender-responsive conflict analysis focusing on women, peace and security (WPS) was conducted by a joint mission led by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) , the Department of Field Support (DFS) gender unit and UN Women in collaboration with United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) gender unit.

26 Jan 2018 description

1. New Updates

  • No new case reported on 25 January 2018 which is three days since the last case was reported.

  • A total of 9 cases including 4 deaths have been reported as of 23 January 2018 with case fatality rate of 44.4%

  • Three (03) cases are currently undergoing treatment at the isolation unit, Foya Borma Hospital o The critical case in the isolation unit is improving steadily on the new treatment plan o The other two cases are reported clinically stable