Liberia

  • The IRC trains local health workers and conducts outreach health care.

    The IRC trains local health workers and conducts outreach health care.
  • The IRC runs programmes that support the protection and education of children displaced by conflict.

    The IRC runs programmes that support the protection and education of children displaced by conflict.
  • Training and support helps women set up their own businesses.

    Training and support helps women set up their own businesses.
  • Employment opportunities and entrepreneurship training are supporting women's economic development.

    Employment opportunities and entrepreneurship training are supporting women's economic development.
  • Through a five-year initiative, the IRC educates over 16,000 children and youth.

    Through a five-year initiative, the IRC educates over 16,000 children and youth.

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Overview

Liberians are cautiously beginning to rebuild their country after two devastating civil wars, spanning nearly 15 years, left 250,000 dead and destroyed infrastructure and basic services.

In addition to helping hundreds of thousands of displaced Liberian families, the International Rescue Committee also protected refugees fleeing violence in nearby Ivory Coast and continues to provide them with health care, education, job training and other important resources as their country treads the difficult road to peace.

How we help
  • The IRC supports 33 health care facilities and five hospitals and operates the largest paediatric facility in the capital city, Monrovia.
  • The IRC trains local health workers and conducts health outreach.
  • The IRC’s social workers provide counselling to survivors of sexual violence, abuse and abandonment and work with local action groups to promote the fair treatment of women.
  • The IRC links at-risk girls with employment opportunities and entrepreneurship training.
  • Through a five-year initiative, the IRC educates over 16,000 children and youth.

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