At a glance: Liberia

Funding appeals and humanitarian action updates

UNICEF requires US$ 51 million to respond to rapidly increasing needs of children and women affected by the post-elections crisis in Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia

  • Ongoing political crisis in Côte d’Ivoire threatens to escalate to armed conflict
  • Over 300,000 Ivorians, of which an estimated 60 per cent are women and children, are displaced by the conflict. Continued confrontations are likely to increase the figure to 450,000
  • Some 1.5 million persons are at risk of lack of provision of safe water in the Centre, North and West (CNO) of Côte d’Ivoire and health services are significantly affected by shortages in personnel and supplies around the country
  • School closures in the north of Côte d’Ivoire is currently affecting more than 800,000 children
  • The presence of up to 90,000 Ivorians refugees in Liberia is putting extreme pressure on resources and basic services in the local host communities
  • Increased levels of preparedness and response is urgently needed in both Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia

Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia- Humanitarian Action Update- 16 March 2011 [pdf]



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