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2 Table of Contents I. GENERAL INFORMATION... 3 II. MEDICAL CARE... 3 III. HOUSING... 4 IV. EMPLOYMENT... 4 V. REINTEGRATION AND RECONSTRUCTION ASSISTANCE... 5 VI. EDUCATION... 5 VII. VULNERABLE PERSONS... 6 VIII. INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND NGOs... 6
3 I. GENERAL INFORMATION name: Size: Population: Capital: Official Language: Major Religions: Life Expectancy: Currency: Republic of Liberia km² 3,476,608 (source: LISGIS) English Christianity, Islam, indigenous beliefs 45 years (until next census) Liberian Dollar = 100 Cents Code: +231 The Republic of Liberia is situated in Western Africa and has frontiers with Ivory Coast, Guinea, Sierra Leone and the Atlantic Ocean. Years of Civil War left their mark to the country. Iron ore and caoutchouc are the main export goods for Liberia, among diamonds, timber, cocoa, coffee etc. Over 70 percent of the population lives on agriculture. II. MEDICAL CARE Contact persons: Bernice T. Dahn MD, MPH, Deputy Minister and Chief Medical Officer Ministry of Health &Social Welfare (MOH) Cell: Dr. Saye Dahn Barwo, MD, Deputy Chief Medical Officer,(DCMO) For Curative Services Ministry of Health, Republic of Liberia P.O. Box , 1000, Liberia WA Cell phone no Poor health contributes significantly to poverty in Liberia, and health systems are in the state of disrepair in the aftermath of the conflict. There are only 61 Liberian Physicians, and 5,000 Nurses and Midwives (excluding trained traditional Midwives) to cover Public Health needs. There are 573 active, Physician Assistants also helping in the health care delivery system. There are 525 Health facilities, (i.e. Clinics and Health Centers) and 20 Hospitals available now in Liberia.
4 III. HOUSING 1) Accommodation for returnees without family in home countries Currently not available 2) Reconstruction assistance Currently not available 3) Legal advice (restitution of property, right of abode: Ministry of Justice, contact person: Betty Lamin BLAMO Solicitor General Republic of Liberia Cell phone no: IV. EMPLOYMENT Contact person: George H.Saah Coordinator, National Bureau of Employment Ministry of Labour Republic of Liberia Cell# George Mbayo Assistant Director Skill Development and Youth Employment National Bureau of Employment. Ministry of Lab our Republic of Liberia Cell # Labour Market Situation The National Bureau of Employment oversees several programs to alleviate the high unemployment. Among them are: Emergency Employment Creation A total of short term jobs were created 2008/09. Due to the economic crisis emergency job creation dropped to in Later numbers are not available. Internship Program Graduates who are accepted for an internship with international NGOs receive 75 US-Dollar. Vacation Job Scheme 1171 students were employed by ministries during their vacations. Placement Service So far, 264 people are registered and receive support with their job search.
5 Unemployment assistance - Currently not available V. REINTEGRATION AND RECONSTRUCTION ASSISTANCE Contact Person: Jimmie T.Toe Snr.Programme Officer /LRRRC Cell phone no: Mr. Momodu Freeman Reintegration Officer LRRRC. Cell: A total of 65 returnees graduated from Piggery in August 2013.Some of them have enrolled in the University of Liberia while some are in grade schools around from various Scholarship Institutes.The returnees are no longer benefiting from the Tohao Women and Youth Empowerment program training in Tailoring, Beautification, Pastry making and other vocational training courses. An estimated number of 17,000 refugees has been repatriated so far According to Mr. Freeman, only former refugees are benefiting from housing assistance with the aid of UNHCR. LRRRC is also involved in referral of returnees to USA Embassy for assistance with placement. Mr. Roy Max-Dixon Assistant Programme/Referral Officer (Source of information) LRRRC For Scholarship please also refer to LRRRC. VI. EDUCATION Contact person: Hon.Etmonia Tarpeh Minister of Education Republic of Liberia Special Assistant Arene Cuttage
6 VII. VULNERABLE PERSONS Stephen Yekah, Planning Officer Women s Division /Ministry of Gender Cell: Assistance to women and mothers Micro Loans are given to mothers for empowerment. Persons with mental disorder Mr. James Beacon DWEH Nursing Director, E.S.GRANT Mental Clinic Paynesville Duport Road,, Liberia In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Republic Of Liberia/JFK Memorial Hospital,JFK Compound, 21 st.street Sinkor, Liberia VIII. INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND NGOs FRANCO TUGBAH NGO s, Director Ministry of Planning and Economics Affairs (MPEA) Cell: VINETTA GMASNOH DOE NGO s, Director Ministry of Planning and Economics Affairs (MPEA) Cell: Contact person (reintegration projects): Jimmie T.Toe Snr.Programme Officer/LRRRC Cell phone no: => For contact details of IO s and NGO s in Liberia: please see list in the following Annex:
7 UN Agencies Organization/Agency Address Head / Contact Title Mobile 1. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) 2. International Organisation for Migration (IOM) 3. International Labour Organization (ILO) 4. International Finance Corporation (IFC) 5. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) 6. Office of the UN Resident Coordinator 7. The World Bank 8. United Nations Children s Fund (UNICEF) 9. United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN HG Plaza Sekou Toure Avenue, Mamba Point, HG Plaza Sekou Toure Avenue, Mamba Point, MOL Building UN Drive, Villa Sanga, Sophie s Community, Congo Town, Human Rights & Protection Section, Pan African Plaza Bryant Building,, World Bank Office Bright Building, 2nd Floor, Sekou Toure Ave. HG Plaza Sekou Toure Avenue, Mamba Point, Mr. Jean-Alexandre Scaglia Beckie T. Moore Mr.Salvalore SORTINO Melissa Dahn-Jones Sina Chuma-Mkandawire Charles Kwarteng Asafo- Adjei Mr. Frank Ajibola Ajilore Alethea A. King Marcel Akpovo Margaret Gulavic Ulf Flink Mrs. Inguna Dobraja Lemu E. Makain Sheldon Yett Christine C. Dowie VACANT Secretary/PA Officer in Charge Director, Anglophone West Africa (based in Abuja, Nigeria) Training Engineer/OIC Resident Admin Assistant Chief, Human Rights and Protection Section Head, RC Office/ Policy Advisor Coordination Specialist/OIC Manager Executive Assistant Act. Snr. Executive Assistant ?????? / Corina Bowier Admin Associate
8 Women) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sekou Toure Ave. Dr. Kamil Kamaluddeen Magdalene Deshield Executive Secretary UN HABITAT C/O Land Commission of Liberia, Jallah Town Road, B/w 8 th & 9 th Streets, Elizabeth Mooresmith Georgina Wongeh Chief Technical Advisor & Head of Office Admin Assistant United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 13. United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) UN Drive Sekou Toure Ave, Mr. Khassim DIAGNE, Ms. Vanessa Agu Ershad Karim Patricia Mulbah Executive Assistant Chief Technical Advisor & Head of Office Administrative Assistant United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 15. United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) 16. United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNSECO) 17. World Food Programme (WFP) 18. World Health Organisation (WHO) HG Plaza Sekou Toure Avenue, Mamba Point, Sekou Toure Ave, Sekou Toure Ave. Sekou Toure Ave. Sekou Toure Ave. Ms. Ratidzai Ndhlov Tommy G. Brown Dr. Betrus Woldesemayat Joan Taylor Seidi, Stevenson Victor Johnson Dr. Adama Diop-Faye Ms. Diana Hou-Gardiner Dr. Peter GRAAFF Ms Bernice Savanno Personal Assistant Coordinator Admin/Finance Assistant Officer In-Charge Administrative Clerk Senior Staff Assistant Senior Secretary UN Mission in Liberia Section Address Head / Contact Title Mobile
9 1. CIMIC Force Headquarters Lt Col Allen Barnes Chief, G-5 CIMIC 2. CIMIC Force Headquarters Major Gebremedhin Berhe Ops Officer, G-5 CIMIC UNMIL D CIMIC/UNMIL/UN Field Missions CIMIC Force Headquarters TSgt Mauro Mauricio Clerk, G5 UNMIL G5 CIMIC Clerk/UNMIL SECTOR CIMIC 4. GHANBATT 19 LPRC Gbarnga Capt. Stephen Karbo LO NIBATT NIBATT FORF VIII Camp Abuja/Zwedru Zwedru Executive Mansion/SKD SKD Sports Complex Camp Clara Camp Clara 8. UN Field Support Team Cpt. Babatunde Adeyemi Cpt. Akintoye, Badare Cpt. Abdulresao Popoola Lt. Okupe, GA Cpt. Anwar Maj. Shamim Adil LO CIMIC Officer LO HEADS OF UN FIELD OFFICES CIMIC Officer LO CIMIC Officer UNMIL NIBATT34 CIMIC OFFR/UNMIL UNMIL HQ PAKCON LO/UNMIL UNMIL FORF COMM OFFR/UNMIL Muchiri Murenga Head / UN Head of Field Office Bong County Moses Abimbola Orogade Head of Field Office UN Head of Field Office 11. UN Head of Field Office 12. UN Head of Field Office 13. UN Head of Field Office 14. UN Head of Field Office 15. UN Head of Field Office 16. UN Head of Field Office 17. UN Head of Field Office River Gee County Joshua D. Agyemang Head of Field Office River Cess County Wesely Bokati Natana Head of Field Office Grand Gedeh County Aminu Shitu Head of Field Office Montserrado County Lena Sagnia (Ms) Head of Field Office ; Bomi County Frances Alesi (Ms) OIC Gbarpolu County Wiz Wistern Chihota Head of Field Office Nimba County Gibril Allen Turay Head of Field Office Grand Bassa County Oliver Baka di Head of Field Office ,
10 18. UN Head of Field Office 19. UN Head of Field Office 20. UN Head of Field Office 21. UN Head of Field Office Lofa County 22. UN Head of Field Office 23. UN Head of Field Office International Organizations Sinoe County Corinner Vigier (Ms) Head of Field Office Maryland County Thomas Mtaisi Head of Field Office Grand Cape Mount County Anne Ogbigbo (Ms) OIC Ramany Choun Head of Field Office / Margibi County Ivan Kotov Head of Field Office Grand Kru County Raju Sarkar (Mr) Head of Field Office Organization/Agency Address Head / Contact Title Mobile 1. Department for International Development (DFID) 2. International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) 3. International Federation of the Red Cross & Red Crescent (IFRC) Donors United Kingdom, British Political Office, C/o The US Embassy,, Bushrod Island, At the Liberia National Red Cross Society HQ, 107 Lynch Street, Mr. Jean-Jerome Casabianca Mesfin Halefom Abay Head of Delegation National Society Development Deleagte Organization/Agency Address Head / Contact Title Mobile 1. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) 2. Embassy of Sweden 3. Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation 4. United States Agency for International Development (USAID) 5. International Monetary Fund (IMF) Offices of UNHCR, UN Drive Fouani Brothers Building UN Drive Waterside, Swedish Embassy Tubman Blvd., adjacent Lone Star Cell Head Office, Congo Town, US Embassy UN Drive, Shitau Miura Manager Sofia Strand Friedrich Steinemann Franziska.voegtli Head of Development Cooperation John Mark Winfield Head , Alexander Deline OIC International Development Sophie Community, Old Congo Resident
11 Finance Institution/ African Development Bank Town, Mrs. Margaret Kilo Irish Aid Programme 8. German International Corporation (GIZ) C/O UNICEF Compound,, UN Drive, Sinead Walsh Carine Gachen Marina Mdaihli, Head of Mission based in Embassy of Ireland, Sierra Leone Programme Advisor, based in Liberia Based in Freetown International Non-Governmental Organisations 1. Action Aid International Liberia Adjacent Winners Chapel Tubman Boulevard, Congo Town Korto R. Williams Action Contre la Faim (ACF) Old CID Road, Mireine Maniriho NORAMOU Abt. Associate Inc 4. ACDI/VOCA 5. Adventist Development & Relief Agency (ADRA) 6. African Humanitarian Action (AHA) 7. Africare Corner 17th Street / Coleman Avenue, Sinkor, Old Community Bldg. 1 st Floor, Tubman Blvd, Congo town, Old Road, Sinkor Dr. Emmanuel Temu Chief of Party David Parker Martinus N Barnard Chief of Party Acting Director (0) / Front Street, Snapper Hill Dr. Kedir Waijso Sekou Toure Ave Ernest Gaie American Institutes for Research (AIR) 9. Athlètes du Monde (ADM) 17 th Street & Warner Ave. Unit 5 Sinkor, MDM / Solidarités Compound, Old Road Lisa Deyo Gael Rennesson Head of Mission org
12 10. Action On Armed Violence (AOAV) Congo Town Near MSF-B Compound Christine Lang MRU Regional Director BRAC Liberia Allison Street, Congo Town (behind Kids Nest Nursery Mohammed Abdus Salam / CARE USA Opposite German Embassy, Congo Town Thapa Balaram County Director Caritas 14. The Carter Center 15. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) 16. Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) 17. Christian Aid Ministries (CAM) 18. Child Fund Liberia (formerly CCF) 19. Civil Peace Service/AGEH 20. Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) Archdiocesan Catholic Secretariat 46 Ashmun Street, UN Drive next to Hotel Mother Patern College of Health Sciences Randall St & UN Drive Liberian NGO called LAPS; Tower Hill Robertsfield Highway 6th Street, Russel Avenue, Catholic Secretariat, 46 N Ashmun St. P.O.Box 2078, 1000, 10 Liberia Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, 2 nd floor Lorenzo S. Nimley Chelsea Payne Director org Cheryl Morgan Head of Program Simone van der Kaaden, Sierra Leone , Dwight Clugston Billy Abimbilla Shannoh Kandoh Sven Schlueter Dr. Moses Massaquoi Lauren Shear Zinner Program Manager Coordinator Dep. Dir Global Communities (CHF) 14 th street, Corner of Payne Avenue Sinkor, Piet devries Chief Of Party/ Concern Worldwide V.P. Road, Sinkor Alistair Short 23. Conservation International (CI) 24. Christoffel Blinden Mission (CBM) Back Road, Congo Town, P.O.Box 2075, SDA Cooper Hospital Eye Clinic, 12 th Street, Sinkor, Jessica Donovan Asst. Director Mary Zigbou Coordinator
13 25. Danish Refugee Council (DRC) 26. Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) 27. EQUIP Liberia 28. Fauna & Flora International (FFI) Sekou Toure Avenue, Dennis Compound- ; P.O.Box 5332 Regional Office, West Africa Tubman Blvd, Congo Town 14 th Coleman Avenue, Sinkor Opposite Christ the King Catholic High School Old Road, Congo Town Martine Villeneuve Marino Jansen David Waines Jens Lund Hansen Liberia Manager Finn Church Aid (FCA) 30. Finnish Refugee Council (FRC) Old Kiss FM Bldg, Congo Town, Morris-Dennis Compound Nelson Street Leena Lindqvist Markku Vesikko 31. Friends of Liberia (FOL) C/O UNV Liberia Jeanette Carter 32. Handicap International 12 th Street & payne Avenue, Sinkor Rebecca D, Stubblefield Regional Site Coordinator IBIS 34. IMANI HOUSE, Inc. (IHI) 35. Innovation for Poverty Action (IPA) Oldroad-Across Nigeria House, Congo Town, Twe Farm, Island Clinic Road, Old Libraco Compound., Liberia Mercy Corps Compound, 24th Street, Sinkor Anne Catherine Bajard Arthur Tucker Bisi Ideraabdullah -Chair Steering Committee -Executive Director Stephanie Del Mel Project Coordinator International Alert 37. International Relief & Development (IRD) 38. International Medical Corps (IMC) 39. International Rescue Committee (IRC) Fish Market, Off Tubman Blvd Sinkor, 10 th Street & Coleman Avenue, Sinkor, Sophia Junction, Adjacent SOS Clinic, Tubman Blvd. Michael S. Doe Rebecca Cusic Patrick M. Nyachieo Project Manager/Head of Office Acting Director Tubman Blvd, Congo Town Aitor S. Lacomba g
14 40. International Youth Fellowship 41. International Emergency and Development Aid (IEDA Relief) 42. John Snow International (JSI) 43. Land Mine Action (LMA) 44. Lutheran World Federation (LWF) 45. Liberia Mission Incorporated 46. Living Water International 47. Médecins du Monde (MDM) 48. Medical Teams International (MTI) 49. Medica Mondiale Liberia (mml) 50. MENTOR Initiative 51. Mercy Corps 19th street beachside, Sinkor Sophie s Community, Congo Town, Lace Building Horton Avenue & Capital Bypass, near MSF-B Compound 12 th Street Sinkor Blacktom Town, Lower Careburg, Montserrado Tower Hill, Robertfield Highway, Nigeria House Junction, Old Road, Congo Town 19 th Street, Coleman Avenue Sinkor, Swiss Building, Old road Congo Town, Spring Water Road (Off Newport & sekou toure Ave) 24th Street, Sinkor, Adjacent JFK Cholera Unit., Sinkor Mr. Woon Suk Soon Executive Director Lamine P. Gray Programs Coordinator Dr. Rose Mcauley Chief of Party Christine Lang George Mkenza Bernadine Ileto Kanyata Mukelabai Dr. Pierre ETse D. Sallah Andrew Hoskins Head of Mission et / / Caroline Bowah Brown Ben T. Adika & Technical Director Allison Huggins Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) 53. Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) 54. Oxfam GB 55. Plan Liberia 20th Street, Sinkor(landside) Russel Avenue, Sheila Donaghy Former Star Radio Building, Old CID Road Allison Street, Congo Town, Kennedy Drive, Tonia King Building (behind BHP Billiton) Sophie Community, Congo Town Liberia 56. PMU Inter Life - Liberia 12 Houses Road, Paynesville Joe Hindovei Pemagbi Coordinator Salifu MM Sledge Koala Oumarou Dorbor M. Akoi Executive Director
15 57. Population Service International (PSI) Gardner Avenue, between 11th and 12th Street, Sinkor, Reid Moorsmith Rafiki 59. Right to Play (RTP) 60. Rebuilding Basic Health Services (RBHS/JSI) 61. RTI International Center for International Health 62. Samaritan s Purse 63. Save the Children 64. Search for Common Ground (SFCG) Rafiki Village Liberia, Marshall Highway, Lower Margibi County 12 th Street & Payne Avenue, Sinkor LACE Building, Horton Ave. Capital Bye-pass,, Liberia New Port Street & UN drive,, ELWA Compound Robertsfield Highwa Coconut Plantation & Newport Street, 16th and 17th Streets Sinkor David Veneman Marie Joséphine Kora Thama Rose M. Jallah Macauley, MD., MPH Manager Chief of Party Skype:jallah-macauley & Martin Netsa Chief of Party Kendell Kauffeldt Ranjan Poudyal Frances Fortune / Oscar Bloh Regional 65. Sightsavers International 19th Street, Sinkor, Adoley Sonii 66. Solidarites International 67. Shelter for Life International Old Road & Congo Town Junction PO Box 1777, New Matadi Estates,, Liberia g & Jerome Morteau Tim Wells Tearfund ELWA Compound, Paynesville Daniel Breneman WASH Coordinator Trocaire 70. Visions in Action (VIA) 71. Water of Life 72. Water Aid 73. Welthungerhilfe (German Agro Action) 15 th Street and Payne Avenue. Sinkor, Christian Fellowship, 9 th Street, Sinkor Thinker s Village Junction, Roberts Field Highway, Paynesville Ministry of Public Works, Lynch Street, 18 th Street, Sinkor Paul James-Allen Program Officer Liebrecht Lierman Miles Coggins Apollos Nwafor Asja Hanano Hamid Conteh Acting Director Team Leader Finance Manager /
16 74. World Hope International Liberia 75. World learning 76. World Vision International (WVI) 77. Women s campaign International (WCI) 78. Winrock International Corner of Carey & Capital By- Pass Road Payne Avenue, 15 th & 16 Streets, Sinkor, Congo Town, opposite German Embassy 85 UN Drive mamba Point, Atlantis Beach Hotel Compound, 79. ZOA 3rd Str & Tubman Blvd, Sinkor Tonieh A. Talery Wiles Denis Hynes Ely Keita Lorenzo Kerlie Michael F. McGovern Tsjeard Bouta Project Director, Liberia Grants Sollicitation & management (LGSM) OIC Operations Director PE, Chief of Party LESSP / IFESH/Liberia 81. The International Research Exchange Board (IREX 82. United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) 83. Education Development Center (EDC) 84. AIFO Liberia 85. Danish Demining Group (DDG) 86. Italian National Institute of Health (ISS) & Security in Health Foundation (FSS) 2 nd Floor, New Democrat Building, Klay Street, 15th St and Payne Ave., Sinkor, 12 th Street, Sinkor, Methodist Compound Crown Hill, Broad Street, (inside YMCA building Ms. Ollie White Bill Burke Nyamah E. DUNBAR Chief of Party Health Coordinator Simon James Program Director Congo Town, Aron Cristellotti Dennis Compound, Sekou Toure Drive, Pamba Point Tubman Boulevard (next Catholic Hospital), Congo Town, Melissa Mullan Nicola Cozza Head of Project Others Organization/Agency Address Head / Contact Title Mobile 1. Liberia National Red Cross Society 2. Don Bosco Homes Liberia National Red Cross Society HQ, 107 Lynch Street, Sophie Road, Oldest Congo Town, P.O.Box 2751,, Liberia Mr. Fayiah Tambah Secretary General David S. Konneh Executive Director
17 3. Liberia NGOs Network (LINNK) 4. National CSO Advisory Committee 5. New African Research and Development Agency (NARDA) 6. LINGO Forum 7. Peace Corps Liberia 8. National Disaster Relief Commission (NDRC) 9. Liberia Refugee, Repatriation & Resettlement Commission (LRRRC) Camp Johnson Road, opposite the SDA Church. c/o NARDA, Corner of Johnson and Broad Streets Corner of Broad & Johnson Streets, c/o Welthungerhilfe (GAA), 18 th Street, Sinkor Off Tubman Blvd. behind Cuttington Graduate School and adjacent to SDC in Sinkor Ministry of Internal Affairs.- Executive Mansion Ground, Cheeaman Avenue, 9 th Street Sinkor, Attorney John Jukon National Chairman Frances Greaves Chair-person Lancedell Mathews Executive Director Nasteha Jama LINGO Forum Liaison Volunteer Vince Groh Mr. Ranney Jackson Cllr.Abla Gedegbeku Williams Deputy Minister for Operations, MIA Executive Director Kvinna till Kvinna 6th Street, Sinkor, Anne-Marie Lukowski Field 11. Education Development Center (EDC) USAID Advancing Youth Project 12. ilab Old LISGIS Building, Tubman Blvd & 9 th Street, Sinkor, 20 street Payne, Avenue,Sinkor Simon James Chief of Party c.org Teemu Ropponen FHI 360 / LTTP Michael Blundell Chief of Party Universal Outreach Foundation 15. Building Markets (Liberia) 16. LTEP WORLD ORT Kendeja, Paynesville, Montserrado County Gardiner Avenue, Sinkor between 8 th & 9 th Streets,, Liberia 9th Street and Tubman, Kent Bubbs Timothy Melvin Victor E. Smith Program Coordinator