Liberia Children

About Liberia

Liberia is one of the poorest countries in the world. Only a small minority of families has clean water or sanitation. The country is in ruins after years of civil war. Child mortality is frighteningly high – every hour, two children die. And with the Ebola outbreak things got even worse. Save the Children's decades of experience have given us a stronghold to help Liberia's recent battle against Ebola.

Facts About

More than 4.5 Million
live there

About 19% of girls and boys are out of school

70 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday

Our Work

In order to prevent new cases of Ebola, we are training vitally important frontline health workers, distributing protective kits and equipment, and reaching tens of thousands of people in communities with information on how to limit the risks to themselves and their families. We are also supporting children who have been orphaned by the virus.

Learn More About Our Ebola Response

Our Work in

Last Year, Save the Children...

protected 23,277
from harm

supported 81,135
in times of crisis

provided 69,756 children
with a healthy start in life

helped 11,871 families
feed their children

Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2017 End of Childhood Report. You can access detailed data here.

Other sources as follows: Population: CIA World Factbook 2015;

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