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20 Sep 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

In Liberia, since the beginning of this year, there have been constant storms and floods resulting in damage and losses around the country. On Tuesday August 31, it was reported on the National Radio Station, ELBC Super Morning Show that a heavy storm had occurred in Bong County (Central Liberia) which caused the destruction of houses thereby leading to the displacement of hundreds of local community dwellers. There are presently 5,244 people who are affected and 118 structures destroyed in Suakoko Town.

19 Sep 2017 description
report European Union

In response to an invitation by the Liberian authorities, the European Union has deployed an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Liberia to observe the general elections scheduled for 10 October. This is the fourth time that the European Union is observing general elections in Liberia reflecting the EU's long-term commitment to supporting credible, transparent and inclusive elections in the country.

18 Sep 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of fifty-eight suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 11 deaths were reported from 15 counties

  • One-hundred percent (100%) reporting for completeness and Ninety-four (94%) reporting for timeliness from health facilities respectively

  • One confirmed case of Measles was reported from Montserrado County

16 Sep 2017 description
report Finn Church Aid

Finn Church Aid (FCA) has provided prisons with desk phones in Bong, Lofa and Nimba counties in Liberia and trained 90 community, religious and traditional representatives on access to justices.

The phones promote the rights of inmates, enhances their access to lawyers and enables them to contact their families free-of-charge.

“These phones bring relief to us, as we often lend our personal phones to inmates to contact their families”, noted the Bong County Superintendent Bendu Kollie.

14 Sep 2017 description
report Carter Center

Carter Center Releases Statement on Liberia’s Pre-Election Activities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: In Atlanta, Soyia Ellison, soyia.ellison@cartercenter.org 
In Monrovia, Meaghan Fitzgerald, +231 (0) 88 136 7189

08 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

452 Ivorian refugees repatriated during June 2017

938 Birth certificates issued in 2017

11,896 Ivorian refugees remaining in Liberia

Population of concern 11,896

Funding (as of August 2017) USD 16,194,818 M requested for the Liberia situation

CONTEXT HIGHLIGHTS

2017 Presidential and Legislative Elections

08 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

1,035 Ivorian refugees repatriated during June 2017

26,004 Ivorian refugees repatriated since 18 December 2015

12,287 Ivorian refugees remaining in Liberia

Population of concern 12,377

Funding (as of July 2017) USD 16,194,818 M requested for the Liberia situation

CONTEXT HIGHLIGHTS

2017 Presidential and Legislative Elections

08 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

1,522 Ivorian refugees repatriated during June 2017

24,969 Ivorian refugees repatriated since 18 December 2015

13,317 Ivorian refugees remaining in Liberia

Population of concern 12,377

Funding (as of July 2017) USD 16,194,818 M requested for the Liberia situation

CONTEXT HIGHLIGHTS

2017 Presidential and Legislative Elections

08 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

714 Ivorian refugees repatriated during May 2017

23,447 Ivorian refugees repatriated since 18 December 2015

14,683 Ivorian refugees remaining in Liberia

Population of concern 15,139

Funding (as of May 2017) USD 16,194,818 M requested for the Liberia situation

CONTEXT HIGHLIGHTS

07 Sep 2017 description

Liberia will hold presidential and legislative elections on October 10. The run-up to the vote has been primarily peaceful, and the country has engaged in ongoing efforts to prevent election violence. This Peace Brief, based on USIP research, assesses the risk of election violence and the scope of violence prevention efforts, and provides recommendations for ongoing prevention.

Summary

06 Sep 2017 description

In March 2016, the ICRC closed its last sub-office in Liberia located in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County. The following month we ended our prison activities which included regular visits to prisons throughout the country, an operation that had been ongoing for over two decades.

Notwithstanding, the ICRC continues to strengthen the capacities of the armed forces of Liberia and the International Humanitarian Law Committee on the integration and domestication of the Geneva Conventions, their Additional Protocols, and other international instruments.

05 Sep 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of Sixty-two suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 13 deaths were reported from 15 counties

  • Hundred percent (100%) reporting for completeness and Ninety-nine (99%) reporting for timeliness from health facilities respectively

  • One confirmed case of Shigella from Montserrado County

31 Aug 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster Lower and Upper Margibi County experienced widespread flooding on 29 June 2016 following torrential rainfall which caused the banks of the Du River in Lower Margibi and Benla Creek in Upper Margibi to overflow. The flood caused massive destruction of homes, farm fields, crops and displacement.

28 Aug 2017 description
report Carter Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: In Atlanta, Soyia Ellison, soyia.ellison@cartercenter.org
In Monrovia, Meaghan Fitzgerald, meaghan.fitzgerald@cartercenter.org, +231 (0) 881 367 189

MONROVIA, LIBERIA — The Carter Center has launched an international election observation mission to Liberia’s Oct. 10 presidential and legislative elections.

28 Aug 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of sixty-six suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events with 17 deaths were reported from 15 counties
  • Hundred percent (100%) reporting for completeness and 99% reporting for timeliness from health facilities respectively
  • Two confirmed cases of Measles were reported from Nimba
  • One suspected Lassa fever death was reported from Nimba County
22 Aug 2017 description
report NetHope

By Forrest Wilhoit, Africa Broadband Coordinator

The Ebola crisis of 2014-2015 resulted in tragic loss of life across West Africa and caused massive global alarm. It also revealed the power of communications technology – and the significant problems that can result when communications networks fail during a crisis.

21 Aug 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of sixty-eight suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events with 19 death were reported from 15 counties
  • Hundred percent (100%) reporting for completeness and timeliness from health facilities respectively
  • One Measles death was reported from Nimba County
09 Aug 2017 description

Lofa, 7 August 2017 – UNMIL Head of Field Office Voinjama, Ms. Frances Alesi attended a one day peace awareness ceremony in Zorzor District organized by the Women in Peace Building Network (WIPNET). Women from the rural communities of Voinjama, Zorzor and Salaye representing WIPNET, peace actors and local authorities, all gathered for a “Mat of Prayers” ceremony to pray for a peaceful elections.