Strengthening international humanitarian law in Liberia

Facts and figures for January to June 2017

06 September 2017
Strengthening international humanitarian law in Liberia
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In March 2017, the ICRC closed its last sub-office in Liberia located in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County. The following month we ended our prison activities which included regular visits to prisons throughout the country, an operation that had been ongoing for over two decades.

Notwithstanding, the ICRC continues to strengthen the capacities of the armed forces of Liberia and the International Humanitarian Law Committee on the integration and domestication of the Geneva Conventions, their Additional Protocols, and other international instruments.

Law enforcement agencies are also benefitting from ICRC's capacity building initiative in humanitarian principles and international legal framework.

Highlights of our work in Liberia between January and June 2017.

214 phone calls were made to family members from people in 3 refugee camps
33 combat medics and life savers in the armed forces of Liberia were trained in international humanitarian law
186 storm-victim families received construction material
200 vulnerable women received vocational training
35 members of the emergency response team had their first aid kits replenished

 

For more information, read the full update on our work in Liberia.

Liberia facts and figures: January to June 2017