Liberia

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

    The IRC trains local health workers and conducts outreach health care.
  • Employment opportunities and entrepreneurship training are supporting women's economic development.

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

    Training and support helps women set up their own businesses.
  • 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 42 health care facilities and three hospitals, providing services to over 740,000 people.
  • The IRC trains local health workers, conducts health outreach and provides reproductive health services, including family planning, to women and girls.
  • The IRC provides counseling to survivors of sexual and physical violence and works with local communities to improve the safety of women and girls.
  • The IRC links at-risk girls with employment opportunities, entrepreneurship training and life-skills training, and provides mentorship programs for girls between the ages of 12 and 15.
  • The IRC is training more than 1,000 families on positive parenting techniques to reduce violence in the home and encourage healthy child development.

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