A U.S.-based organization has provided emergency COVID-19 food aid to 30 needy families in Monrovia, in addition to supporting 100 immigrant and refugee families living in the U.S.
Five days after the government announced it was easing restrictions on measures meant to control the spread of COVID-19 in Liberia, Liberia is recording an increasingly high number of new cases, with at least 10 new cases every day since the announcement. This is the first time since the pandemic that Liberia recorded such numbers in five consecutive days.
As of June 2, Liberia has recorded 296 confirmed Coronavirus cases since the first index case was reported on March 16. The relatively low number of cases, in a region not particularly known for its robust health system, begs the question: Is Liberia testing enough, or are health authorities still missing many cases due to a lack of tests?
As Liberia continues to institute measures to battle the Coronavirus pandemic, civil society organizations working to promote human rights issues in the country have promised to monitor and report on all aspects of human rights throughout during the country’s response.
After years of running a Family Literacy Initiative that trained parents to prepare their children for formal schooling, the We-Care Foundation has shifted its activities to ensure that its trainers maintain social distance with beneficiaries while still ensuring that the children continue learning.
Steel giant ArcelorMittal has announced the suspension of operations at its Buchanan concession after three new COVID-19 cases were announced by the Grand Bassa County Health Team. The cases are related to the company’s first Coronavirus positive case it reported on May 14. It was also the first case reported in the county.
Residents of Nagbe’s Town in Paynesville are noticing an uptick in break-ins and armed robbery within their community after the police inspector general, Patrick Sudue, launched a feeding program for substance abusers and petty criminals commonly known as ‘zogos.’
The now-released opposition political activist Menipakei Dumoe has termed his arrest and detention by the Weah’s administration as a political witch hunt that did not go well for the government.