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Liberia

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Background[1]

Located in Western Africa along the North Atlantic Ocean, the Republic of Liberia was freed to establish an Americo-Liberians repubilc by 1847 after the slaves were freed. The country experienced periods of reoccuring civil war and peace for decades over political regimes, the suffering economy, and the revolting society. By 2004, the UN Mission in Liberia was able to create a disarmament program to stabilize and rebuild the social and economic structure. Liberia still suffers from such issues ranging from dust storms to the very high degree risk of acquiring a major infectious disease including diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid, yellow, and lassa fever, malaria, and schistosomiasis.

Population[1]
3,195,931
Climate[1]

tropical; hot, humid; dry winters with hot days and cool to cold nights; wet, cloudy summers with frequent heavy showers

Languages[1]
  • English 20% (official)
  • some 20 ethnic group languages
  • of which a few can be written and are used in correspondence
Infant Mortality Rate[1]
149.73
Per Capita Health Expenditure[2]
4.00

More Information

Sources

  1. CIA World Factbook
  2. WHO Global Health Atlas

      
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