Liberia Humanitarian Emergency

A woman holds her son.

Liberia is recovering from a protracted civil war that ended in 2003, but the country still faces complex social and economic challenges. The vast majority of the population lives in poverty, with early marriage and pregnancy common among adolescent girls. The deadly outbreak of Ebola in 2014 devastated the country's health system and worsened an already extraordinarily high rate of maternal mortality. Additionally, approximately 20,000 refugees, mainly from Cote d'Ivoire, reside in the country and receive little humanitarian assistance. UNFPA focuses its efforts on improving the access to and quality of sexual and reproductive health services and supports mechanisms to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Country Population: 4.5 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - 14 August 2017

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

Emergencies updates and resources

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.