Enhancing new-born and child care in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia, 4 February 2014 – Over 30 community health workers, county health directors, senior health ministry officials and programme staff are field testing the new WHO/UNICEF handbook on new born and child care. The three-day workshop is facili
Liberia begins protecting its children against pneumococcal disease
MONROVIA, Liberia, 9 January 2014 – Children across Liberia are now receiving protection against one of the leading vaccine-preventable killers of children...
From Liberia with Love - Liberian children help typhoon-affected peers in the Philippines
MONROVIA, Liberia, 7 January 2014 – Liberia is one of the poorest countries in world with more than 60% of its 3.5 million people living on less than US$ 1 a day. For most Liberians, earning a living for themselves and their children is an everyday challe
UNICEF appeals for accelerating birth registration and certification in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia, 11 December 2013 – UNICEF and the Government of Liberia today called for accelerated efforts to boost birth registration in the country. “Over ninety percent of Liberian children under five are not registered. Officially, they...
Muslim and Christian leaders speak out against sexual violence in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia, 20 November 2013 - Church bells tolled and moazins in mosques called out for salaat (prayer) at noon today, as Liberians observed a minute of silence and prayer for every child who has suffered of rape, and committed themselves to...
Liberia celebrates International Youth Day with National Volunteers
MONROVIA, Liberia, 12 August 2013 - “Liberia has an abundance of natural resources, but a country’s true wealth is measured in its human resources. A young, educated and engaged population, working hand-in-hand with their communities, is the...
Liberia celebrates progress toward ending preventable child deaths, and commits to accelerate child mortality reduction
BOMI COUNTY, Liberia, 25 July 2013 – The President of Liberia, H.E. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, launched today “A Promise Renewed-Committing to Child Survival in Liberia” at a gathering of community leaders, health workers, government officials and...
Poor conditions limit access to growing Ivoirian refugee population in Liberia
NIMBA COUNTY, Liberia, 25 January 2011 – The vast majority – fully 85% of the refugees fleeing Cote d’Ivoire into Liberia – are children and women.
Impoverished Liberian villages struggle to cope with refugee influx
NIMBA COUNTY, Liberia, 27 January 2011 – Border communities, among the poorest in impoverished Liberia, are being stretched to the limit by the influx of refugees fleeing political violence in Ivory Coast.
Measles campaign underway in Nimba County
NIMBA COUNTY, Liberia, 1 February 2011 – A measles vaccination campaign targeting all children in Nimba County, which hosts over 30,000 refugees from the Ivory Coast, begins tomorrow for seven days.
Liberating Liberia from polio and measles
Monrovia, Liberia, 23 April 2010 – "Don’t cry baby. This will keep you healthy and strong," Princess Togba tells her eight-month old daughter Agatha, as she receives two drops of the polio vaccine.
Liberia launches its situational analysis report on human trafficking
Monrovia Liberia, 1 March, 2010 – The Government of Liberia on Thursday launched the report on A Situational Analysis of Human Trafficking, especially Women and Children in Liberia.
Clean and safe drinking water for families and children in Liberia
Monrovia, Liberia, 22 March 2010 – Liberia joined the world today in celebrating the 8th World Water Day under the theme 'Clean water for a Healthy World.'
With the young generation, a chance for a sustained peace, security and development in Liberia
Monrovia, Liberia, 15 January 2010 – Sixty young men and women are gathered today in Grand Cape Mount and Grand Bassa Counties to participate in a peace building and leadership skills training programme.
Over 40,000 children take part in the first edition of the children's festival in Liberia
Monrovia, Liberia, 21 November 2009 – Over 40,000 children in all parts of Liberia are taking part today in the country’s first Children’s Festival to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
Liberia: the largest immunization campaign ever targets yellow fever
Montserrado County, Liberia, 24 November 2009 – The largest immunization campaign ever conducted in Liberia is currently underway in the country.
Working towards universal birth registration in Liberia
Monrovia, Liberia, 23 June 2009 - A one-day workshop is organized by the Government and its partners, including UNICEF, with the aim to promote universal birth registration.
Families in Liberia now empowered to make their water safe to drink
Monrovia, Liberia, 30 September 2009 – WaterGuardTM, a water treatment product for households, is now available for all Liberians to allow families to treat their water and make it safe to drink and reduce the risk of children becoming sick and dying
Liberia: World Breastfeeding Week to promote better nutrition and child health
Monrovia, Liberia, 31 July 2009 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), with its partners in Liberia, is emphasizing the importance of exclusive breastfeeding practices for the first six months after birth.
Liberia: partners mobilize towards universal access to HIV/AIDS treatment, care and support
Monrovia, Liberia, 1st December 2009 – World AIDS Day is being marked by the launch of a National Health Fair focusing on efforts to prevent the spread of HIV in Liberia and improve the treatment, care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS.
UNICEF strengthens cooperation with Liberian Armed Forces to ensure full realization of children’s rights
Monrovia, Liberia, 21 October 2009 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Liberia’s Ministry of National Defense signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their cooperation in ensuring that children’s rights are fully respected.
New UNICEF Representative takes up duties in Liberia
Monrovia, Liberia, 20 October 2009 – Newly appointed UNICEF country representative Isabel Crowley has officially taken up her duties in Liberia today by presenting her credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Olubanke King-Akerele.
Media advisory: Liberia’s first children’s Festival
Monrovia, Liberia, 17 Novemver 2009 - Liberia’s first children’s festival commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC@20) Will be held saturday, 21st Nov. 2009 at the Monrovia Samuel K. Doe stadium.
‘I Have Something to Tell You’ – documentary gives voice to young Liberian women
Kakata, Liberia, 28 August 2009 – After two decades of civil war, girls in Liberia must overcome many obstacles to achieve their dreams. A new documentary film, ‘I Have Something to Tell You’, is giving voice to a group of 10 ambitious young women.
Participants of the International Women's Colloquium in Liberia focus on the dividends of girl's education for development
Monrovia, Liberia, 13 March 2009 - During a Panel entitled “Empowerment Linkage,” on the importance of education as a means of achieving the Millennium Development Goals, participants discussed situations and best practices in their countries.
International Colloquium in Liberia demonstrates the benefits of women in leadership for peace, security and development
Monrovia, Liberia, 13 March 2009 - Women leaders and their champions from around the world gathered in Monrovia, Liberia on March 7 and 8 for an International Women’s Colloquium to discuss issues facing women in the developed and developing world.
Global youth forum in Liberia stresses importance of education for all
Monrovia, Liberia, 13 March 2009 - Monrovia, Liberia, 13 March 2009 - More than 80 young delegates from around the world gathered in Liberia for the Emerging Leaders Forum.
'Historic' move announced for Liberia's most poor and vulnerable families
Bomi County, Liberia, 4 February 2010 – Liberia with support from UNICEF and partners is launching the first cash transfer pilot scheme in the country to help reduce poverty, hunger and starvation in extremely poor and labor constrained households.
Liberia : UNICEF contributes US $1million in educational supplies to boost schooling
MONROVIA, JUNE 11, 2008 – UNICEF’s recent contribution of educational supplies worth US $1 million to the Ministry of Education is in line with the government of Liberia’s commitment to provide quality and free primary education.
Liberia: More schools for Liberia’s post-war children as UNICEF launches Education Pooled Fund (EPF) worth $14 million
MONROVIA, May 23, 2008 – The President of Liberia officially launched the Education Pooled Fund (EPF) with initial funding from UNICEF through a contribution from the Netherlands Government, announced during UNICEF Executive Director's visit to Liberia.
Liberia: Belinda Stronach and Edward W.Scott of “Malaria No More” in Liberia for a major thrust against the disease
Monrovia, May 16, 2008 – Belinda Stronach, co-founder of Spread the Net (Mosquito Net Initiative), traveled this week to post-war Liberia to get first-hand information on the burden of malaria and practices in the use of bed nets in communities.
Liberia: Youths capture images of their lives at 'Eye See III' workshop
NEW YORK, USA, 24 April 2008 – Each equipped with a camera and a unique perspective, dozens of children in Rwanda and Liberia recently spent a week with internationally renowned photographer Giacomo Pirozzi