Liberia’s most recent and notable facts and figures:
- In 2018, Liberia was ranked as the world’s poorest country, based on GDP. (USA Today, 2018)
- Over half the adult population (15 years and older) is illiterate. (UNDP, 2012)
- 15.3% of children under 5 are underweight. (World Factbook, 2013)
Islamic Relief USA is working to combat violence against women and girls in Liberia. The advocacy efforts have been focused on providing faith-based community leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to reduce GBV in their communities. Along with these efforts, IRUSA has worked to increase survivors’ access to tangible support services.