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Liberia

We've been working in Liberia since 1989, joining with local and international partners to help make the country a safe place for children.

After the civil war, 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.

Working with GSK, 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.

Our protection programmes respond to the neglect, exploitation and abuse of children in Liberia, and calls for protective and safe environments in which to care for them.

We're working to increase the capacity of the Education Ministry and communities to deliver basic education. We help by constructing and rehabilitating schools, setting up centres, 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 the epidemic to recover.

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Page updated October 2021

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