Liberia

We're working with a committed government

Poverty is not a death sentence. Our work in Liberia is committed to helping save children's lives.

As well as working with a committed government, we have the help of key donors and partner organisations, so that we can measure the difference in lives saved.

Save the Children was established in Liberia in the aftermath of the civil war which erupted in 1989.

Our initial focus was on family tracing and re-unification, and mobile health clinics for internally displaced people. Today, our work has expanded to include humanitarian response and a range of programmes on health, child protection and education.

Our health programme is supporting the government to develop good health policies and introduce cost-effective and evidence-based interventions to improve child survival and maternal mortality rates. The focal point of our protection programme is to respond to the neglect, exploitation and abuse of children in Liberia, and to advocade for protective and safe environments in which to care for them.

The goal of the education programme is to increase the capacity of the Education Ministry and communities to deliver basic education. We help by constructing and rehabilitating schools, setting up centers, providing furniture, supplying play and learning materials and training teachers.

Ebola response

During the Ebola crisis, generous public donations helped us reach almost 4.6 million people across Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea as part of our Ebola response.

Our teams trained almost 2000 community health workers to identify early warning signs of Ebola. We provided healthcare centres with washing facilities and protective clothing. And we ran a treatment centre near Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, which increased the country's bed capacity for Ebola patients by a fifth.

We're not finished yet. Our teams are still there, helping communities devastated by this epidemic to recover.

We're making sure orphaned children have somewhere safe to live, providing practical help for families and supporting children's education. And we're in it for the long haul - we're committed to helping these countries recover for the next three years.

Visit the Liberia country website

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