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U.S. Ambassador-at-Large John Richmond Visits Liberia to Discuss Liberian Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons

Ambassador Richmond met on September 9 with President George M. Weah, along with key members of his cabinet and heads of civilian security agencies

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking-in-Persons (TIP) John Cotton Richmond visited Liberia from September 9-10 to meet with diverse stakeholders in the country’s fight against human trafficking and discuss the country’s efforts to address this universal human rights violation, also known as modern day slavery, in Liberia. Ambassador Richmond…

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Joint European Union (EU)-US Statement on Recent Electoral Violence in Montserrado County

We urge the Liberian authorities to complete a swift and objective investigation to hold accountable those instigating or executing violence in this and previous incidents

The EU Delegation and the Embassies of the United States of America and the EU Member States (France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom) in Monrovia are concerned about recent incidents of violence after the by-elections in Montserrado County. We condemn the violence that took place on Saturday, 17…

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    • Dr. Mosoka Fallah, Co-Principal Investigator of the Study
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Study Shows Health of Ebola Survivors in Liberia Has Improved: One-year results from Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL) 3 published in the New England Journal of Medicine

PREVAIL 3, launched in 2015, is the largest study comparing the health of 966 Ebola survivors and 2,350 of their uninfected close contacts

A five-year study of Ebola survivors in Liberia (funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, or NIH) has found that although certain health problems remain more common among survivors than among their household and sexual contacts who never had the virus, overall, the health of survivors improved during their…

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Liberia hosts 6th African Partner Outbreak Response Alliance (APORA) Key Leader Meeting in partnership with U.S. Africa Command

21 African partner nations were in attendance

The African Partner Outbreak Response Alliance (APORA) is an initiative of senior African medical leaders to collectively prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks. Liberia hosted the sixth APORA key leader meeting from November 12-15, 2018. The meeting was held in partnership with the Liberian Ministry of Defense and…

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Security Council Press Statement on Elections in Liberia

The members of the Security Council expressed their appreciation for the work of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Farid Zarif, and the United Nations Mission in Liberia

The following Security Council press statement was issued today (January 11, 2018) by Council President Kairat Umarov (Kazakhstan): The members of the Security Council congratulated the Liberian people and Government, as well as political leaders, civil society organizations and the media, for the peaceful conduct of the 26 December 2017 presidential runoff…

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USAID Reaffirms Support for President Young Professional Program

To date, the program has trained and placed over 100 college graduates

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a new grant to the President’s Young Professionals Program (PYPP) to support the recruitment, training, and mentoring of qualified young Liberian professionals to assume key positions in the Liberian Civil Service. The grant also aims at building the capacity of…

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2019 Diversity Visa Lottery Information

DV-2019 is open for electronic entries from 4PM, Liberia Time, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, and will close at 4PM, Liberia Time, Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Department of State administers the Congressionally-mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program annually. Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants” from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. For Fiscal Year 2019, 50,000 Diversity Visas…