Ebola emergency, Emergencies
17 September 2014

In Lofa County, one of Liberia’s most productive farming regions, rural communities have been deeply affected by the spread of the Ebola virus.  Frances Kennedy visited Barkedu where the Ebola outbreak has claimed more than 165 lives and the community is creating its own systems to manage the Ebola threat. The World Food Programme is stepping up food assistance to this and other communities who are struggling to feed themselves.

4 September 2014

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up its emergency response in Ebola-hit nations of West Africa – most notably Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In this interview, WFP Regional Director for West Africa Denise Brown, who has just come back from the front lines of the operation, describes the situation in the field. 

29 August 2014

The deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa has spread to major Liberian cities, including the capital Monrovia, which has become a major focal point for the epidemic. WFP’s Spokeswoman Frances Kennedy reports from the quarantined West Point neighbourhood. 

18 August 2014

The United Nations World Food Programme is scaling up its operations to provide food to around 1 million people living in restricted access areas in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

Emergencies, Logistics
12 August 2013

When Maran Narma was younger, she and her family fled their home in rural Liberia to escape the violence engulfing the country. While displaced from her home, she received food assistance from WFP. The experience spurred her to join WFP later in life as a programme officer. Maran tells us about her life at both ends of WFP's work.

27 November 2012

Learning that she was HIV+ and that her husband had hidden the truth of his condition from her was a double shock for Florence, who lives in Liberia’s capital Monrovia. But with support from WFP, she has turned her life around and is hopeful about her family’s future.

15 September 2011

In early September, WFP nutrition focal points and their government counterparts from 18 countries across West Africa gathered in Dakar for a four-day workshop. 

15 August 2011

 US Ambassador to UN food agencies Ertharin Cousin* visited Liberia to see for herself how WFP is assisting the refugees who fled the violence in Côte d'Ivoire, host communities and other vulnerable populations. 

Refugees and IDPs
11 August 2011

In the months following the crisis in Côte d'Ivoire, WFP has provided food assistance to tens of thousands of Ivorian refugees in Liberia. Each has a moving story to tell. Here is one of them.

Refugees and IDPs
19 July 2011

Nimba County in Liberia has received some 43,000 refugees from Côte d’Ivoire. Some are in camps for displaced persons but the vast majority are staying with host families in villages close to the border where WFP is helping the host families with food assistance.