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Make the digital world safer for children - while increasing online access to benefit the most disadvantaged
Flagship report highlights digital divides and explores current debates about the impact of the internet and social media on children’s safety and wellbeing.

Despite progress, 180 million children face bleaker prospects than their parents
World Children’s Day activities in over 130 countries to provide platform for children to speak out about their concerns; advocate for children being left behind.

Government of Liberia and UNICEF call for increased investments in health and education, more action to prevent violence against children
The Government of Liberia and UNICEF called for increased investments to improve quality education services, health care, and prevent violence against children- 28 November 2016:

Universal Children’s Day: A wake-up call on child rights violations
Press Release: Universal Children's Day- 20 November 2016

Newly appointed UNICEF Representative to Liberia presents letter of credence to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Press Release-UNICEF Representative, Mr. Suleiman Braimoh presents letter of credence-28 July 2016

Poverty, illiteracy and early deaths await world’s most disadvantaged children: SOWC UNICEF
Press Release-Launch of 2016 State of The World's Children report-28 June 2016

Two-thirds of unimmunized children live in conflict-affected countries – UNICEF World Immunization Week –24-30th April
Flagship report highlights digital divides and explores current debates about the impact of the internet and social media on children’s safety and wellbeing.

Thousands of children still need care and support in wake of Ebola epidemic
NewsNote marking the end of Ebola announcement in Liberia and the SubRegion, 14 January 2016

Maternal deaths fell 44% since 1990 – UN
Report from WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group and the United Nations Population Division highlights progress on maternal mortality

As Liberia marks end of Ebola transmission, UNICEF highlights need for better services for children
News Note on Liberia marking the end of Ebola transmission 3rd September 2015

Hygiene practices have helped keep Ebola out of the classroom
News note on hygiene practices in schools safeguarding against Ebola transmission

More than 70,000 children born during Ebola outbreak in Liberia at risk of exclusion if not registered, warns UNICEF
News Note on birth registration in Liberia

UNICEF teams and supplies arrive in areas affected by new Ebola cases in Liberia
News Note on the arrival of supplies to Ebola affected community in Margibi County

UNICEF distributes over 700,000 learning kits to children across Liberia
News Note on distribution of teaching and learning materials in Liberia

UNICEF Ebola Response: Emergency airlift of health and nutrition supplies to reach children in Monrovia, Liberia [28 October 2014]
With €1 million donation, EU funds three UNICEF cargo flights to Ebola-stricken countries

First batch of 50,000 household protection kits arrives in Liberia
Kits containing protective gear will equip a network of community-based Ebola care centres nationwide

UNICEF airlifts 68 tonnes of supplies to Liberia, amplifying support to national response [23 August 2014]
MONROVIA, Liberia, 23 August 2014 – A cargo plane carrying 68 metric tonnes of health and hygiene supplies from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) landed in Liberia’s capital city of Monrovia early Saturday morning, delivering urgently needed

Misconceptions fuel Ebola outbreak in West Africa [11 July 2014]
GENEVA/DAKAR, Senegal, 11 July 2014 – As the Ebola-related death toll rises above 500 in West Africa, UNICEF and its partners are expanding their activities across the region to halt the spread of the disease by combating rumours, fears and misconceptions

New child-friendly school boosts opportunities for Montserrado County children and youth [July 3, 2014]
Approximately 200 students from four communities in Montserrado County will begin their next school year in a safe learning environment designed with their needs in mind, thanks to the launch of the newly constructed Louisiana Primary School.

As the continent celebrates Day of the African Child, Liberia looks inward at high out-of-school population [16 June 2014]
MONROVIA, Liberia 16 June 2014 – Across Africa, countries are marking the Day of the African Child with a focus on the issue of out-of-school children.

Music for social change: UNICEF teams up with Liberian artists to protect children from violence [14 June 2014]
BUCHANAN, Liberia 14 June 2014 – The capital of Grand Bassa County welcomed four of Liberia’s hottest stars today at a concert to galvanize communities to take action against violence against children, especially child rape.

UNICEF and Government of Liberia collaborate to construct town’s first official public primary school [12 June 2014]
HARRIS TOWN, Liberia 11 June 2014 – Residents of Harris Town had reason to celebrate today as they became the latest beneficiaries of a school building and rehabilitation project supported by UNICEF, the Liberian Ministry of Education and the Governmen

Liberian students join UNICEF and the Government to launch anti-rape children’s book [6 June 2014]
NEW KRU TOWN, Liberia 6 June 2014 – New Kru Town came alive this morning as Liberian artists, HipCo singers, local residents and students joined UNICEF and the Government to launch Sara Let’s Speak Out.

Liberia’s immunization programme gets a 15-generator boost from UNICEF and GAVI [4 June 2014]
MONROVIA, Liberia 4 June 2014 – At a ceremony today at JFK Memorial Hospital, UNICEF officially handed over 15 generators to the Government of Liberia to help ensure all children are immunized with vaccines that have been properly and safely stored.

Liberian children take to the airwaves to make their voices heard [31 May 2014]
MONROVIA, Liberia 31 May 2014 – The headquarters of the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) was teeming with activity today as young people from across Montserrado County laughed, danced and sang in celebration of Liberia Children’s Media Day.

Ministry of Education and UNICEF dedicate primary school in rural Rivercess County [8 May 2014]
BOE TOWN, Liberia – At a ceremony in a remote town in central Rivercess County, the Ministry of Education and UNICEF jointly dedicated a newly completed primary school. Minister of Education Etmonia Tarpeh, local education officials, traditiona

Government of Liberia and partners kick off African Vaccination Week [6 May 2014]
PAYNESVILLE, Liberia – The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare today announced the official start of African Vaccination Week – a continent-wide initiative that aims to refocus attention on the importance of vaccines for children.

UNICEF welcomes the progress in the Government of Liberia’s efforts to scale up nutrition [24 April 2014]
MONROVIA, Liberia - Liberia’s participation in the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement gained momentum last week at a high level multi-sectorial meeting to review progress in the country’s fight against hunger and under-nutrition.

UNICEF and Global Fund coordinate efforts to reach mothers, newborns and children [22 April 2014]
UNICEF and the Global Fund today reinforced their long-standing partnership through a new agreement to better coordinate efforts aimed at reducing the burden of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria and improving the health of mothers, newborns, and children.

Ramping up prevention: UNICEF goes door-to-door in epicenter of Ebola outbreak [16 April 2014]
MONROVIA, Liberia –UNICEF today deployed a 12 member team to Lofa County, where fears and misconceptions surrounding the deadly Ebola virus risk hampering Government led efforts to stop its spread.

UNICEF ramps up support to help Liberian Government control Ebola outbreak [4 April 2014]
MONROVIA, Liberia – The increase in the number of suspected cases of Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever (Ebola HF) in Liberia triggered UNICEF to ramp up support to Government led efforts to prevent the severe, often-fatal disease from spreading furth

Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein visits UN-supported projects in Liberia and calls for greater efforts to address malnutrition [20 Mar 2014]
Monrovia, Liberia – Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan, the UN Messenger for Peace, arrived in Liberia today to visit UNICEF and WFP supported projects targeting vulnerable households in Gbojay Town and Suehn Town, Bomi County.

UNICEF inaugurates three schools in Sinoe County, Liberia [13 March 2014]
MONROVIA, Liberia - UNICEF inaugurated nine school buildings with furniture, water and toilet facilities for three remote primary schools in impoverished Sinoe County on 12 and 13 March 2014.

SARA promotes peace and reconciliation in Liberia [18 Feb 2014]
MONROVIA, Liberia - Deputy Education Minister Hawa Goll-Kotchi and UNICEF Representative Sheldon Yett jointly launched a new supplementary reader today at the Gray D. Allison public school in the presence of senior education officials, members of the Libe

Muslim and Christian leaders condemn sexual violence against children in Liberia [12 Feb 2014]
CAREYSBURG, Liberia: Muslim and Christian leaders of the Inter-Religious Council of Liberia (IRCL) condemned sexual violence against children and called on the government, people and development partners to protect the welfare and rights of all children

Enhancing new-born and child care in Liberia [04 Feb 2014]
MONROVIA, Liberia - 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 facilitated by experts

Liberia begins protecting its children from pneumococcal disease [9 Jan 2014]
MONROVIA, Liberia – Children across Liberia are now receiving protection against one of the leading vaccine-preventable killers of children as the country today celebrates the introduction of pneumococcal vaccine (PCV).

Thank You note from the children of Philippines
UNICEF Liberia

UNICEF appeals for accelerating universal birth registration in Liberia on it's 67th anniversary [11 Dec 2013]
UNICEF Liberia

Prayer and action to end violence against children in Liberia [20 Nov 2013]
UNICEF Liberia

New school furniture for schools across Liberia [28 Aug 2013]
UNICEF Liberia

President Sirleaf launches 'A Promise Renewed' in Liberia [25 July 2013]
UNICEF Liberia



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