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.
More than 4 Million
people live there
Girls only stay in school an average of 10 years
71 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday
A parent earns an average
of just $1 a day
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.
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Our Work in
Last Year, Save the Children...
children from harm
provided 188,359 children
with a healthy start in life
Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2014 State of the World’s Mothers report.
You can access detailed data here.
Other sources as follows: Population and Life Expectancy: CIA World Factbook 2014; Human Development Rank: United Nations Development Programe 2014; Underweight Children: World Health Organization Report 2014