News & Analysis: Liberia

COVID-19 Food Distribution Moves to Todee District (Liberia)

“The World Food Programme and partners have distributed food rations in rural Montserrado targeting over 19,600 households in 36 communities in 8 clans of Todee District, Liberia.”

via Liberian Observer

Italy’s use of ferries to quarantine migrants comes under fire

“Outrage is growing among human rights advocates at the use of commercial ferries by Italian authorities to quarantine asylum seekers and migrants due to COVID-19 – not just new arrivals, but also people from reception centres inland who have been in Italy for years.”

via The New Humanitarian

Government of Liberia Opens New COVID-19 Testing Site

“The government of Liberia and its partners through the COVID-19 Incident Management System, will today, November 2, 2020, at 10:00 A.M., open a new COVID-19 simple collection site at the Union Building, formerly the Lebanese House, Sophie road, next to the Beach.”

via Daily Observer

Sub-Saharan Africa Post COVID-19 Economic Recovery Relies on Governance Reforms

“The IMF has cautioned Sub-Saharan African countries to continue governance reforms that will improve trust in the rule of law and improve business conditions to encourage external support.”

via Daily Observer

In Sub-Saharan Africa, Community Health Workers Support Sustainable Health Systems and COVID-19 Response

“Community health workers have been critical in risk communication, contact tracing, transporting supplies, and ensuring the continuity of essential services. Community health workers serve as the link between the community and the response team, which is important to building trust and encouraging the uptake of health interventions.”

via Wilson Center

Air France resumes flights between Monrovia and Paris Charles de Gaulle

“Air France has announced that it will re-establish the route between Monrovia and Paris Charles de Gaulle. Air France customers will once again be able to travel to Monrovia thanks to seven weekly flights.”

via Liberian Observer

‘Government of Liberia’s COVID-19 Food Distribution Too Slow’

“With just four districts served in four months, it will take 12 months to serve communities in Montserrado, and 54 months (4 and a half years) to complete distribution in Liberia at the current pace.”

via Liberian Observer

Senate Requests Reports on US$25M Stimulus Package, US$35M Health Package (Liberia)

“Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon, yesterday took the lead of Senators to request plenary to demand a report on the status of the US$25 million food stimulus package in the wake of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

via Daily Observer

Healthcare Regulator Rejects Gov’t Mandate Against Striking Health Workers (Liberia)

“President George Manneh Weah has mandated that the Ministry of Health begin soliciting applications from qualified health workers in order to fill the ‘temporary’ vacancies that have resulted from the strike action. Healthcare Regulator Deemi T. Dearzrua described the President’s mandate as a joke, intended to exacerbate the situation.”

via Daily Observer

No One-time Solution to Health Workers’ Demands (Liberia)

“Health Minister Dr. Wilhemina Jallah has disclosed that the Government of Liberia does not have any ‘one-time solution’ to the multiple demands being proffered and demanded by striking healthcare workers in the country.”

via Daily Observer