UN and partners pinpoint unmet humanitarian needs in Liberia
The United Nations system in Liberia, along with the Government and humanitarian partners, today issued a list of basic needs in health care, clean drinking water, sanitation, and food security that are not being met in the West African country.
“The delivery of basic services is vital for Liberia’s continued stability and development,” noted Jordan Ryan, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the country, which is recovering from a devastating 15-year civil war.
“Today, donor resources expressly for humanitarian action are drying up. The time is now for Liberia’s most important humanitarian gaps to be addressed,” he added.
The projects identified by the survey, which require $28 million in 2008, will serve as a strong foundation for Liberia’s recovery and development, according to the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).
The partners are appealing to donors to provide funding as a matter of urgency.