Liberia

A woman and her child in Monrovia, Liberia
Agnes Varraine
Action Against Hunger, Liberia

The State of Hunger in Liberia

More than half of Liberians live below the poverty line. The 14-year civil war that ended in 2003 caused widespread suffering, and its impacts can still be seen today.

With very limited infrastructure and public services, the Ebola and COVID-19 epidemics devastated the health and economic status of many Liberians. Fewer than 10% of the population has access to clean water and safe toilets, and chronic malnutrition is a major public health issue.

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How We're Helping in Liberia

Action Against Hunger works to strengthen health systems in Liberia. Our teams are expanding access and improving the quality of a wide range of health services, including prenatal, postnatal, and neonatal and obstetric emergency care, mental health care, and treatment of malnutrition and childhood illnesses.

A child eats rice standing next to his mother in Monrovia, Liberia.
30%

Of Children Under Five Are Chronically Malnourished

A woman sits in the West Point slum in Monrovia.
83%

People Live On Less Than $1.25/Day

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