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20 Sep 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

80 Groups Call for Accountability for Past Crimes

(New York) – Liberian President George Weah should show leadership at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly by announcing his government’s endorsement of justice and reparations for victims of grave crimes during the country’s civil wars, 80 nongovernmental organizations said in a letter to the president released today.

17 Sep 2018 description

The Focal Point of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change for Liberia at the EPA says the issue of climate change continues to be one of the major threats to development.

Benjamin Karmoh, said the situation is posing danger to every sector including health, agriculture, education, water and sanitation, energy, and other sectors of the country thereby requiring the collective effort of everyone in addressing the issues of climate change.

17 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

  • Funding outlook for 2018 remained critically low for the country office- the Transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan resourcing is at 29%.

  • US$22.m six months (July- December 2018) net funding requirements, representing 71% of total requirement

  • 0.4 m people in need of assistance in JULY 2018

Operational Updates

15 Sep 2018 description

The joint security from Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire, have successfully conducted joint patrols in River Gee and Maryland Counties in Liberia.

This is in continuation of efforts aimed at increasing confidence between security forces and border communities and increasing intra/cross-border cooperation and peaceful co-existence within the two Countries.

The patrols are designed to help prevent illegal entry of people, arms, drugs, and other illegal substances.

14 Sep 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) - Salesian missionaries are able to build and equip a new science lab and expand courses to accommodate new students at the Mary Help of Christians Catholic School Matadi in Monrovia, Liberia thanks to Salesian Missions donors. The country is still recovering from a civil war and the deadly Ebola epidemic that affected 10,678 people with 4,810 reported deaths, according to the World Health Organization.

12 Sep 2018 description

Monrovia, 5th September 2018 – Over 29,000 flood affected victims in Grand Bassa, Margibi and Montserrado Counties have benefited from a joint United Nations flood response consisting of Health assistance, Food Distribution, Cash transfer, Water Supply, Hygiene, Sanitation, health education and psychosocial support. The joint UN response was aimed at strengthening coordination and the allocation of resources to avoid duplication of interventions.

11 Sep 2018 description

Moshi – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security/ Repatriation and Departure Service (R&DS) and the Liberian Immigration Services (LIS), is organizing a five-day Training of Trainers (ToT) on Security Document and Fraud Detection in Moshi, Tanzania.

10 Sep 2018 description

Monrovia, 10th September 2018: The WHO- Liberia Country Office in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and National Public Health Institute of Liberia organized a one day training for 450 community health volunteers from three counties; Bomi, Grand Cape Mount and Gbarpolu.

20 Aug 2018 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

• A total of 100 suspected cases of immediately reportable disease and events including 24 deaths were reported

• Completeness and timeliness of health facility reports were 65% and 61% respectively

• One confirmed case of shigellosis reported from Gbarpolu County

• Ongoing measles outbreak in Todee district, Montserrado County

15 Aug 2018 description

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with support from the United Nations Development Programme through the National Adaptation Plans project funded by the Green Climate Fund, will on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 launch the National Policy & Response Strategy on Climate Change at the Bella Casa Hotel in Sinkor, Monrovia.

11 Aug 2018 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance
- A total of 83 suspected cases of immediately reportable disease and events including 28 deaths were reported
- Completeness and timeliness of health facility reports were 61% and 58% respectively
- Backlog of fifty-four Measles cases tested positive from ten counties
- Three newly confirmed cases of Measles reported from Montserrado County

05 Aug 2018 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total 54 of suspected cases of immediately reportable disease and events including 11 deaths were reported

  • Completeness and timeliness of health facility reports were 59% and 58% respectively

  • Backlog of forty-nine Measles cases tested positive from ten counties

  • Two confirmed shigellosis from Margibi and Montserrado Counties

27 Jul 2018 description

World Refugee Day Declared a Working Holiday by the Government of Liberia

500 Birth certificates shared with refugee parents from January-June 2018

9,529 Total number of refugees remaining in Liberia

CONTEXT HIGHLIGHTS

■ IMF is pessimistic about Liberia’s economy and emphasizes transparency over debts

27 Jul 2018 description

In Numbers
- Funding resources remained critically low for the implementation of the Transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan – 23 %.
- USD 11 m six months (July-December 2018) net funding requirements.

Operational Updates

26 Jul 2018 description

After thorough assessments of flood-affected areas in Montserradu, Margibi and Grand Bassa Counties by experts from the National Disaster Management Agency and its collaborating partners, NDMA has released the latest data and it can be viewed by clicking on the link below:

NDMA JOINT FLOOD ASSESSMENT REPORT July 20. 2018

23 Jul 2018 description

Heavy Flooding Hits Monrovia and its immediate surrondings

After 3 days of heavy downpours, many areas of Monrovia and its immediate surroundings have experienced heavy flooding causing significant loss of properties. The flooding has also caused heavy traffic jam all over the city as motorists struggle to maneuver their way around the City.

23 Jul 2018 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance
- A total of fifty-six suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events with 18 deaths were reported from 15 counties
- Ninety-nine percent (99%) reporting for completeness and timeliness from health facilities respectively
- Five confirmed cases of Measles were reported from Nimba, Grand Bassa and Montserrado Counties