An Action Against Hunger member of staff sanitises an building in Liberia.


The West African country remains one of the poorest nations in the world, with the majority of its population living below the poverty line.

Liberia suffered greatly during the 14 year civil war that tore the country apart.

Despite the formal end of hostilities with the Accra Peace Agreement of 2003, the effects of this devastating conflict can still be seen today as Liberians grapple with a legacy of destroyed infrastructure and widespread poverty.

The end of the Ebola epidemic was officially announced in 2018 by the World Health Organisation. The economy, which was greatly affected during the epidemic, is still struggling to recover. Chronic malnutrition also remains a persistent public health problem in Liberia.

Fewer than 10% of Liberians have to clean water and safe toilets. The Covid-19 pandemic has also exacerbated existing problems in the country, including access to food, decreasing prices and fuel shortages.

Country facts

  • 454,723

    Action Against Hunger's programmes in Liberia reached over 450,000 people in 2020.

  • 4.9M

    Liberia has a population of nearly 5 million people.

  • 30%

    Over 30% of Liberian children under five suffer from malnutrition.

Action Against Hunger’s work in Liberia

Action Against Hunger’s programmes in Liberia include:

  • strengthening the country’s health system
  • improving the quality of prenatal, postnatal and neonatal care, by providing childcare services and family planning
  • mental health support for women and girls
  • providing nutrition services for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and children under five
  • screening children under five for malnutrition
  • supporting 60 health facilities to stop the spread of Covid-19
  • helping over 600,000 people protect themselves from Covid-19 through awareness raising, training community health assistants and providing hygiene kits to 4,000 households

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