Liberia

Jainaba Sonku,  Programme Presenter for QTV, Gambia, speaking at the ECOWAS workshop (photo: Duncan Lukoye- DIRAJ Multimedia Centre)
The Diraj network of journalists reporting on disaster risk reduction is spreading across Africa.
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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa
Economic Community of West African States
Dakar
Community "social mobilizers" played a critical role in halting Nigeria's Ebola outbreak (Photo: CDC Global)
Nigeria has been Ebola-free since it narrowly avoided being sucked into the escalation of the highly contagious haemorrhagic fever outbreak which devastated its neighbours, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone resulting in the loss of over 11,000 lives.
A Liberian Red Cross burial team removes a body of a suspected Ebola fatality from a community in the Bushrod Island area of Monrovia (Photo: Victor Lacken/IFRC)
UNISDR is working with UNDP and WHO on a project to accelerate implementation of the Sendai Framework in Ebola affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
Freetown
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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
United Nations Development Programme - Liberia
United Nations Children's Fund - West and Central Africa Regional Office
United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office
Monrovia
The global burden of disasters and armed violence which affect over 200 million people and result in over 500,000 deaths each year will be the focus of a forum on conflict and fragility which opens in Liberia tomorrow.
The President of Indonesia, Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, said today that the UN High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda which met last month for the first time, shares the view that "natural disasters and other crises could push millions of people back into poverty."

This issue of Africa Informs covers disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities in Sub Saharan Africa at regional, sub regional and national level. It is intended to provide an advocacy platform, targeting regional and sub-regional fora, in order to increase

This inventory is an attempt to pull together the threads and to identify what does and what does not work in relation to legal, institutional and planning frameworks for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Africa. It aims to further support the