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WFP Liberia Country Brief, March 2016

Situation Report
Originally published



  • On 30 March 2016, one confirmed Ebola case was reported in the capital, Monrovia, six months after the last case and three months after the nation was declared Ebola free.

  • As part of its post-Ebola programming, WFP scaled up the school feeding programme increasing targeted students from 127,000 to 230,000.

  • Due to UNHCR’s repatriation exercise, the number of refugees from Cote d’Ivoire in 2016 reduced from 30,000 in January to 12,000 in end March.

Operational Updates

School Feeding Expansion: The Ministry of Education in conjunction with WFP had finalized a head count enumeration exercise in order to expand the number of students benefiting from the school feeding programme from 127,000 to 300,000 in nine counties. The effort will more than double the number of students receiving protein rich school meals daily to encourage enrolment, retention and academic progress.

Refugee Operation Evaluation: An independent evaluation of the PRRO 200550 Refugee Operation to support Cote d’Ivoire refugees, was conducted in March, since the project will end in April. The evaluation, findings will inform the design of the next phase of the operation which is expected to start after July.

Refugee Repatriation: WFP Liberia has initiated a Budget Revision to extend the project until July 2016.Monthly food distributions continue to be ongoing in the camps based on real-time refugee statistics.