Moving forward in Liberia as ECHO pulls out

Humanitarian workers discuss Liberia


MONROVIA, 19 August 2013 (IRIN) - Years ago, Liberia emerged from a protracted civil war that killed over 200,000 people, displaced over a million, and largely destroyed the country’s infrastructure and institutions.

After a decade of peace, the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) is pulling out of the country, saying its needs are shifting from humanitarian to developmental.

Liberia has indeed made progress, particularly in attracting international investment that has led...


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