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Country Programme - Liberia (2013–2017)

Liberia ranks 182nd of 187 countries in the human development index. Since the 2003 Comprehensive Peace Agreement it has been recovering from a 14-year civil war that destroyed national infrastructure and basic social services. An estimated 64 percent of Liberians live below the poverty line, of whom 1.3 million live in extreme poverty. Social safety nets are poorly developed. Agricultural production has improved since the end of the war, but the country still depends on food imports and is vulnerable to economic shocks. Agricultural markets are poorly integrated, especially in rural areas, exacerbating food insecurity and poverty. Food insecurity affects 41 percent of the population and chronic malnutrition is high.

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Country at a glance 2014
Planned Beneficiaries0
Beneficiary needs (mt)0
Beneficiary needs ($US)30,305,825
Donors - 2014 ($US)
Donors - Directed contributions
Multilateral contributionsUS$ -2
USA8,729,877
Switzerland277,162
UN Common Funds and Agencies (excl CERF)48,174
Private Donors46,200
Threats to food security
  • Low infrastructures
  • Disrupted agricultural systems
  • High unemployment rate
  • Poor sanitation and water quality