Help Save Children in Liberia
Liberia is one of the poorest countries in the world where only a small minority of families have clean water or sanitation. The country is in ruins after years of civil war. Child mortality is horribly high — every hour, two children die. And with the Ebola outbreak things got even worse.
The Challenges for Children in Liberia
Living in poverty, without access to quality healthcare or education, children in Liberia need your help.*
- Only 27% of girls 15 and older are literate
- 19% of school-age children are out of school
70 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday
- 21% of children are engaged in child labor
- 54% of people live in poverty
Our Work for Children in Liberia
Save the Children's decades of experience have given us a stronghold to help in Liberia's recent fight against Ebola. Today, we continue to identify, triage, test and refer patients to our Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) through our two Community Care Centers. The ETUs we constructed, which are now managed by International Medical Corps (IMC), treat patients in isolation wards and provide expert medical care and treatment.
We continue to train community health workers and midwives on infection prevention and contact tracing; provide health care facilities with urgently needed medical supplies; set up hand-washing stations at health facilities; and supply food and water to Ebola patients. We have also rehabilitated and supplied transit centers for children, helped identify foster families to care for children who have been orphaned by the virus, and distributed education kits to households and quarantined children.
- Protected 23,277 children from harm
- Supported 81,135 children in times of crisis
- Provided 69,756 children with a healthy start in life
- Helped 11,871 families feed their children
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Sources: * 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; The World Bank, 2016; Unesco Institute for Statistics (UIS)
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