What we are doing
Action Against Hunger has been present in Liberia since 1990. Over the years, our approach to supporting the Liberian population has evolved as civil war came to an end and other challenges such as Ebola swept over the country. We have continued to work with the Ministry of Health and local health authorities in order to ensure that malnutrition is addressed countrywide and that it's causes and effects are taken into consideration in forward planning projects. We have also trained health personnel at local and national level to ensure our projects are sustainable.
In 2017, our team completed its post-Ebola reconstruction work, supporting communities to recover from the epidemic through agricultrual programmes, economic projects and psychosocial support groups. Our nutrition teams work with the Ministry of Health to screen and treat children for acute malnutrition, treating 3,635 severely malnourished children under the age of five.
Our programmes in Liberia include:
- Agricultural programmes
- Psychosocial support (essential in communities that have experienced extreme loss due to Ebola)
- Nutrition and health programmes
- Investigative biomedical research to optimise the diagnosis of malnutrition
- Research into the follow up care of children who have suffered from acute malnutrition
- Providing clean water and sanitation facilities as well as building new water points particularly in schools and health centres
- Training up local communities to maintain the hygeine of water points