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

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.

Country facts

  • 4.8m

    Liberia has a population of nearly 5 million people.

  • 176

    Liberia ranks 176th out 189 countries in the Human Development Index.

  • 25%

    A quarter of Liberians don't have access to clean water.

Action Against Hunger’s work in Liberia

Our programmes in Liberia include:

  • health and nutrition programmes for women and children in eight of Liberia’s 15 counties
  • water, sanitation and hygiene programmes in rural areas to prevent the spread of waterborne diseases
  • food security and livelihoods programmes

Our response to Covid-19

We’re working to control the spread of coronavirus in Liberia. Here are some of the activities we’ve carried out so far:

  • providing personal protective equipment to 15 health facilities
  • improving access to drinking water and good sanitation at the request of the President’s office
  • creating four multi-purpose reservoirs in Montserrado County to help communities that don’t have access to safe water

Our reach

  • 308,032

    We reached more than 300,000 people through our programmes in Liberia in 2019.

  • 32.1%

    Almost a third of Liberian children under suffer from malnutrition.

  • 1990

    We've been working in Liberia since 1990.

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