What we do

UNICEF has been a champion of children’s rights in Liberia for close to 30 years

UNICEF/Liberia 2018

UNICEF's work in Liberia

UNICEF has been working in Liberia for close to 30 years, turning our vision for children into practical action.

With our child-focused mandate, country presence and operational capacity, we support the Government of Liberia and other partners to help every child reach their full potential.

The goal of our current country programme for 2013-2019 is to:

  • Make sure that every child and adolescent has access to basic education and a variety of post-basic education and improved learning outcomes.
  • Improve the health, nutrition and welfare of children and women on an equitable basis.
  • Increase access to the basics of life – safe water, sanitation and hygiene 
  • Protect the poorest and most vulnerable children and women from all forms of violence.

Our interventions are supported by a robust monitoring and evaluation system that helps us track and improve results for children. Behaviour change communication is a key strategy across all our programmes, while advocacy and resource mobilization ensure that policies and funding are in place to bring about positive change for children in Liberia.

UNICEF Liberia Programmes


Child, maternal and neonatal health

With the aim of ensuring no child or mother dies of preventable causes, UNICEF is working to increase access to healthcare services for all. UNICEF supports efforts to prevent mother to child transmission of HIV, reduce child and maternal deaths, and prevent deaths from vaccine preventable diseases.


Combating malnutrition

UNICEF is working to prevent children and mothers suffering from malnutrition, by promoting improved nutrition
intake or treatment for those suffering from malnutrition,
and preventing health effects or deaths. 


Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

UNICEF's WASH interventions help increase children’s access
to safe water, sanitation and hygiene. 


Basic education

Accelerating improvements in access to quality
education for all children is one
of the most urgent priorities
for UNICEF in Liberia. 


Child protection

UNICEF works to improve the policies and services that protect and empower children and youth in Liberia. We aim to make Liberia a safe and inclusive place for children to grow.