Liberia

COVID-19 Food Security Response Situation Report #6 (Reporting Period: May 23 - May 29, 2020)

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  • On Saturday, May 23, the Government of Liberia (GOL) commenced food distribution under the presidential established COVID-19 Household Food Support Program (COHFSP) in collaboration with the United Nations food assistance agency, World Food Program (WFP), to socially disadvantaged groups: orphans, deprived children, visually impaired and physical challenged persons.

  • Liberia’s COVID-19 Confirmed cases continue to rise even though there are more recoveries. During the period under review, the positive cases increased from 249 on May 21 to 288 on May 30 and the cases have spread to the 10th Liberian county as disclosed by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL).

  • Here is the snapshot of cases from March 16 to present:

288 confirmed

157 recovered

104 active cases

27 deaths

  • Liberian local authorities and their Guinean counterparts are now allowing cross border movements of agriculture produce and inputs through four of Liberia’s border points: Ganta and Yekepa in northern Liberia Nimba County as well as Yeala and Voinjama in Lofa County in the northwest in small quantities.

  • High cost of commercial transport fares, in spite of the reduction in pump prices of petroleum products, is causing price increase of food crops in the Liberian capital,
    Monrovia, local sellers say. Sellers usually bring farm produce –vegetables and other food crops –from leeward to the capital.