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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

The International Rescue Committee has been working in Liberia since 1996, initially helping hundreds of thousands of Liberian families rebuild after a devastating 14-year civil war as well as protecting refugees who fled violence in nearby Ivory Coast.

When an outbreak of Ebola reached Liberia in March 2014, the IRC was at the forefront of the fight to stop the spread of the deadly virus. Today we are providing ongoing support as Liberians recover from the crisis.

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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