The IRC in Liberia
Liberians are cautiously beginning to rebuild their country after a devastating 15-year civil war left 250,000 dead and destroyed infrastructure and basic services. In addition to helping hundreds of thousands of displaced Liberian families, the International Rescue Committee also protected refugees fleeing violence in nearby Ivory Coast and continues to provide them with health care, education, job training and other important resources as their country treads the difficult road to peace.
How We Help
- The IRC supports 33 health care facilities and five hospitals and operates the largest pediatric facility in the capital city, Monrovia.
- The IRC trains local health workers and conducts health outreach.
- The IRC’s social workers provide counseling to survivors of sexual violence, abuse and abandonment and work with local action groups to promote fair treatment of women.
- The IRC links at-risk girls with employment opportunities and entrepreneurship training.
- Through a five-year initiative, the IRC educates over 16,000 children and youth.