Statement on the Liberian Legislature’s Vote on Amending the 2005 Anti-Human Trafficking Law

The U.S. Embassy in Liberia congratulates the Liberian Legislature on its recent votes to amend the 2005 Anti-Human Trafficking law in keeping with international standards. We urge the Liberian Government to maintain this momentum by following through with similarly substantive efforts to end the scourge of human trafficking in Liberia, including by addressing the other ... Read More»

Celebrate World Field Epidemiology Day by Recognizing “Disease Investigators”

U.S. CDC, a key Liberia public health partner, celebrates the launch of World Field Epidemiology Day and recognizes the value of “disease investigators” working in all 15 counties of Liberia By CAPT Rachel T. Idowu MD MPH (O-6) Country Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Liberia Every day, public health workers across Liberia ... Read More»

The United States is Committed to Helping Liberia Make Agriculture an Engine of Economic Growth

On Tuesday, August 31, The United States Agency for International Development Liberia Mission Director Jim Wright visited the Ministry of Agriculture where he discussed continued United States support for the agriculture sector.  Wright said, “Liberia is blessed with abundant fertile land, rainfall, and water resources that are critical to productivity in the agriculture sector.”  He added ... Read More»

Ambassador McCarthy Makes a Call-to-Action to Stop Power Theft in Liberia

On Thursday, August 26, 2021, U.S. Ambassador Michael McCarthy toured the Liberia Electricity Corporation’s (LEC) Bushrod Island facilities in order to better understand how U.S. assistance in the power sector has been used, and what the challenges are to the sector today.  Earlier this year, the U.S. Embassy and Liberian Government officials celebrated the end ... Read More»

Call for Applications: 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship

U.S. Embassy Monrovia is excited to announce the 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship application window is open from August 18 to September 15, 2021.  Please visit https://www.mandelawashingtonfellowship.org/apply/ to apply! The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the U.S. Government’s  Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) . Since 2014, nearly 4,400 young leaders from every country in Sub-Saharan Africa have participated ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia (August 10, 2021)

Location: Monrovia, Liberia Event:  The Ministry of Health reports COVID-19 vaccines are available at various facilities in Liberia:   Ministry of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet (Released August 3, 2021) . Monitor local news and the  Ministry of Health website  for updates and for the mobile unit location or contact the clinic or hospital directly for more details. Actions to take:  For more information on COVID-19 vaccines,  please refer to ... Read More»

USAID, CDC Country Directors Join the J&J Vaccination Campaign Kick-off

Today, newly arrived United States Agency for International Aid (USAID) Mission Director Jim Wright and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Country Director Dr. Rachel Idowu joined Foreign Minister Dee Maxwell Kemayah, Health Minister Wilhelmina Jallah, and other dignitaries to kick off the Johnson & Johnson vaccination campaign.  The event, which took place at ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia (August 3, 2021)

Location: Monrovia, Liberia Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has received reports of a demonstration in progress in greater Monrovia by Liberian motorcyclists who are protesting the recent death of a motorcyclist.  The protest may come near the U.S. Embassy. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas surrounding the demonstration locations.  Even peaceful demonstrations may turn violent. Avoid large ... Read More»

Ambassador McCarthy Donates New Handbooks for Combatting TIP, Calls for TIP Law Reform

On August 2, Ambassador Michael McCarthy visited Minister of Justice Frank Musah Dean at the Ministry of Justice, and then joined Francis Korkpor, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Liberia, at the Temple of Justice to donate the newly developed Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Legal Handbook for Prosecutors and TIP Bench-Book for Judges, ... Read More»

Travel Advisory: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia (August 3, 2021)

Liberia – Level 3:  Reconsider Travel Reconsider travel to Liberia due to COVID-19.  Exercise increased caution due to crime. Read the  Department of State’s COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Liberia due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country.  Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Monrovia Welcomes New USAID and CDC Country Directors

U.S. Embassy Monrovia welcomes new USAID Mission Director Jim Wright and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Country Director Rachel Idowu. Mr. Wright is a veteran foreign service officer who brings to Liberia more than 30 years of experience managing international development and relief programs in more than 10 countries around the world, including three assignments in West Africa. He was most recently the USAID Mission ... Read More»

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Visits Monrovia to Strengthen Partnership between the United States and Liberia

U.S. Embassy Monrovia welcomes to Liberia the USS Hershel “Woody” Williams under the command of Captain Chad Graham.  Hershel “Woody” Williams is conducting a regularly scheduled port visit to strengthen the enduring partnership between the United States and Liberia.  The visit also kicks off the Embassy’s year-long observance of the 175th year of the Republic ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Monrovia Extends Condolences to Victims of Niko Ivanka Sinking

U.S. Embassy Monrovia is saddened by the news of the Niko Ivanka sinking on July 17, 2021.  We urge the authorities to investigate this incident thoroughly and implement policies that will prevent such a disaster from occurring again. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and friends of those lost.  May they rest ... Read More»

United States Donates More Than 300,000 Vaccines to Liberia

U.S. Embassy Monrovia announces the donation by the United States Government of 302,400 doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Administration’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  The donated vaccines are part of the U.S. pledge to initially provide at least 25 million of 80 million doses globally ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Monrovia Congratulates Liberia on 174th Independence Day

Friends, It is my absolute pleasure to congratulate all Liberians on your 174th Independence Day! The United States and Liberia have much in common, including celebrating the independence of our longstanding, vibrant democracies just weeks apart. In a separate message, President Biden has expressed his own congratulations to the Liberian people: “The United States-Liberia relationship ... Read More»

Retired Embassy Staff Member Jenkins Vangehn Named a Hero of U.S. Diplomacy

On June 29, 2021, the U.S. Department of State celebrated retired Liberian staff member Jenkins Vangehn as a Hero of U.S. Diplomacy. He was recognized for his dedication and courage in advancing the Department of State’s mission during the second Liberian civil war and his over 19 years of service to U.S. Embassy Monrovia. The “ Heroes of U.S. Diplomacy ” ... Read More»

Statement on the Release of the 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report for Liberia

U.S. Embassy Monrovia released the 2021 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Country Report for Liberia on July 1, 2021. The TIP Report is the world’s most comprehensive resource of government anti-trafficking efforts—including our own—and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights, law enforcement, and national security issue. In 2020, Liberia was elevated to Tier 2. This year, however, the report downgraded ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia (June 29, 2021)

Liberia – Level 4: Do Not Travel Do not travel to Liberia due to COVID-19.  Exercise increased caution due to crime. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Liberia due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of ... Read More»

19 Participants Selected for the 2021 Mandela Washington Fellowship

Launched in 2014, the  Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders  is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and embodies the U.S. commitment to invest in the future of Africa.  YALI was created in 2010 and supports young Africans as they spur economic growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa.  Since 2014, nearly 4,400 young leaders from ... Read More»

Ambassador McCarthy Visits Kakata to Talk Health, Education

On June 16, 2021, the International Day of the African Child and the start of a bed net distribution campaign to prevent malaria infections throughout the 15 counties, Ambassador Michael McCarthy visited USAID health and education programs in Kakata, Margibi County. Ambassador McCarthy first visited Sackie Gbomoh Public School, which receives support from the U.S. Government ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia (June 18, 2021)

Location:  Monrovia, Liberia Event:  On June 18, 2021, the Ministry of Health revised its COVID-19 National Guidelines due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases being reported in Liberia.  The new guidelines include, but are not limited to, the following: Passengers who have been present in India, Pakistan, or Bangladesh within the last 14 days ... Read More»

USAID Celebrates a New Model of Private Sector Electrical Service

On Friday, June 11, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) joined the Totota Electric Cooperative (TEC) to celebrate its newly acquired permit to deliver electricity in Liberia.  The TEC is the first micro-utility to achieve this status.  They serve as a potential model for other off-grid locations in the country and demonstrate how a ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Location: Monrovia, Liberia   Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has received a report that Liberian Emergency Response Units are responding to a security incident involving firearms near the former Liberian social security center near 14th Street and Tubman Boulevard.  There is no indication the situation involves or is directed at American citizens, however,  Embassy ... Read More»

Ambassador McCarthy Hosts Discussion with Foreign Minister Kemayah and Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Members

Monrovia, Liberia – On June 1, U.S. Ambassador Michael McCarthy hosted a meeting facilitated by his excellency Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Liberian Senate, represented by four members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs. The Senators included the honorable James Biney, Chair; the honorable Conmany Wesseh, Co-Chair; the honorable Nyonblee ... Read More»

U.S. Statement on Liberian Senate Committee Leadership

The U.S. Embassy strongly condemns the election yesterday of notorious warlord Prince Y. Johnson as Chair of the Liberian Senate Committee on Defense and Intelligence.  Senator Johnson’s gross human rights violations during Liberia’s civil wars are well-documented; his continued efforts to protect himself from accountability, enrich his own coffers and sow division are also well ... Read More»

Health Alert: U. S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia (May 15, 2021)

Location: Monrovia, Liberia Event: The U.S. Embassy received reports that the Liberian Ministry of Health updated its protocols for incoming travelers at Roberts International Airport: In addition to being tested for COVID-19 upon arrival, all travelers must now present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result upon arrival, regardless of vaccination status. For the complete travel protocol, ... Read More»

2020 Report on International Religious Freedom

The annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom – the International Religious Freedom Report – describes the status of religious freedom in every country. The report covers government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. The U.S. Department of State submits the reports in ... Read More»

Amb McCarthy Visits Self-Help Grantee Look to Jesus Medical Clinic

On May 12, Ambassador Michael McCarthy visited the Look to Jesus Medical & Laboratory Clinic in the 72nd Community of Monrovia.  The owner of the clinic, Ms. Helen M. Bongay, received a grant from the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund last year.  The grant helped expand and improve the clinic’s obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN) ward, which ... Read More»

Ambassador McCarthy Visits NPHIL Complex and Liberia Chimp Rescue and Protection

On May 5, Ambassador Michael McCarthy and Deputy Chief of Mission Alyson Grunder visited the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) complex in Margibi County, formerly known as Liberia Institute for Biomedical Research (LIBR).  The National Reference Laboratory (NRL) currently shares diagnostic and office space in the complex.  In addition, Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue and Protection , a non-governmental organization ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Monrovia Celebrates World Press Freedom Day

The U.S. Embassy celebrates World Press Freedom Day today, May 3, because an independent media is an essential pillar of responsive and accountable democracies.  Journalism plays a crucial role in combatting corruption, drawing attention to human rights abuses, and providing the public with accurate information. On May 3, 1991, a group of African journalists and ... Read More»

Joining Together to Preserve Providence Island: U.S. and Liberia Sign Joint Statement

On Friday, April 30, 2021, U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Michael McCarthy joined Minister of Information, Cultural Affairs, and Tourism Ledgerhood Rennie, National Traditional Council Chief Zanzan Karwor, and Deputy Minister for Legal Affairs Deweh Gray at Providence Island to announce a U.S.-Liberian collaborative initiative on preservation of the historic venue and development of recommendations for ... Read More»

President Weah joins Ambassador McCarthy in Celebrating the Close of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact

On Wednesday, April 29,  Ambassador Michael McCarthy joined His Excellency President George Manneh Weah, Millennium Challenge Account-Liberia (MCA-L) CEO Monie Captan, and the Board of MCA-L in celebrating the close of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact at the Mt. Coffee Hydropower Plant.  The $257 million Compact aimed to encourage economic growth and reduce poverty in Liberia by addressing the inadequate access to reliable and affordable electricity ... Read More»

Ambassador McCarthy Delivers Keynote Address at Medical Student Event

On Saturday, April 24, Ambassador Michael McCarthy delivered the keynote address at the Liberia Medical Students’ Association (LMSA) 48th Inauguration Ceremony. The event took place at the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine (AMDCM). He was joined by University of Liberia President Dr. Julius Nelson, Vice President for Health Sciences Dr. Bernice Dahn, AMCDCM Dean Dr. ... Read More»

Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia (April 22, 2021)

Liberia – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution Exercise increased caution in Liberia due to crime. Read the  Department of State’s COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Liberia due to COVID-19, indicating a low level of COVID-19 in the country. Visit the  Embassy’s COVID-19 page  for more information on COVID-19 ... Read More»

Ambassador McCarthy Visits University of Liberia, Presents Forestry Book Donation

On Wednesday, April 21, Ambassador Michael McCarthy met with University of Liberia (UL) President Dr. Julius Sarwolo Nelson, Jr. on the Capitol Hill campus.  They discussed the long-standing relationship UL has with the U.S. Embassy as well as UL partnerships with a number of U.S. universities and colleges. The U.S. Embassy Monrovia regularly facilitates opportunities ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia (April 15, 2021)

Location:  Monrovia, Liberia Event:  The Ministry of Health reports COVID-19 vaccines are available at the following locations: SOS Medical Clinic, St. Joseph Catholic Hospital, ELWA Hospital, JFK Hospital, Redemption Hospital, JDJ Hospital, 14 Military Hospital, and a mobile unit. Monitor local news and the Ministry of Health website for updates and information on the mobile unit location, or contact ... Read More»

Ambassador McCarthy Dedicates New LEC Customer Service Center

On April 8, 2021, Ambassador Michael McCarthy participated in a dedication ceremony for the new Liberia Electric Corporation (LEC) Customer Service Center in Waterside, Monrovia. When the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) Compact with the Government of Liberia was launched in 2016, a major goal was to ensure that Compact investments would benefit women economically. Female ... Read More»

The Liberian National Security Agency opens new U.S. Government-funded HQ

On April 2, 2021, Ambassador Michael McCarthy joined Minister of State Nathaniel McGill, National Security Agency Director James Pearson II, and other dignitaries to cut the ribbon on the brand-new headquarters of the Liberian National Security Agency. During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Ambassador McCarthy remarked, “One of the lessons that has repeatedly been underscored is the ... Read More»

U.S., EU, and French Ambassadors Make Joint Visit to ArcelorMittal Facilities

U.S. Ambassador Michael McCarthy, EU Ambassador Laurent Delahousse, and French Ambassador Michaël Roux toured ArcelorMittal mining and port facilities on March 24, 2021.  Welcomed by ArcelorMittal Liberia Chief Executive Officer Scott Lowe, the three ambassadors had the opportunity to visit the mine operations near Yekepa and view the ArcelorMittal-renovated rail and port facilities from the ... Read More»

Release of the 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Monrovia, Liberia – On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, the 2020 edition of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices was released by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. The report is available at https://www.state.gov/reports/2020-country-reports-on-human-rights-practices/ . For decades, the State Department has worked with countries around the world to strengthen respect ... Read More»

Call for Applications: Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

U.S. Embassy Monrovia is looking for female entrepreneurs to join our first Academy for Women Entrepreneurs! The Academy of Women Entrepreneurs ( https://eca.state.gov/awe ) is a U.S. Department of State initiative to provide women entrepreneurs with the skills, resources, and networks needed to start and scale successful businesses. The first Liberia cohort of AWE will meet ... Read More»

Ambassador McCarthy Hands Over COVID-19 Testing Supplies to Ministry of Health

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, Ambassador Michael McCarthy handed over COVID-19 laboratory testing supplies to the Minister of Health, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, on behalf of United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance project, through funding from USAID, is supporting the Government of Liberia to accelerate COVID-19 detection efforts by ... Read More»

Ambassador McCarthy’s Remarks for International Women’s Day

Ambassador Michael McCarthy joined President Weah, Government of Liberia ministers, and other members of the international community at the National Observance of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021.  He spoke about the importance of gender equality and access to education for girls as well as the need to put an end to sexual- and ... Read More»

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Liberia Forest Conservationists

We are celebrating International Women’s Day with a video highlighting smart, strong, passionate, and determined Liberian women who protect Liberia’s forests and wildlife. These women choose to challenge gender norms everyday and are defining the future of forest conservation in Liberia. U.S. Embassy Monrovia, USAID Liberia, and the U.S. Forest Service are proud to support ... Read More»

Ambassador McCarthy Welcomes First COVAX Shipment

On Friday, March 5, 2021, the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines, donated through COVAX, arrived in Liberia.  Ambassador Michael A. McCarthy joined dignitaries from the Missions of the European Union, Germany, Ireland, Great Britain, and France, and the United Nations Resident Coordinator at Roberts International Airport to welcome the shipment.  Ambassador McCarthy gave remarks along ... Read More»

Ambassador McCarthy Signs the Greening Diplomacy Initiative Pledge

On March 3, 2021, World Wildlife Day, Ambassador Michael McCarthy signed the Greening Diplomacy Initiative pledge to commit to sustainability, energy efficiency, and conservation.  Members of the Embassy’s Green Team joined to show their support. By signing the Greening Diplomacy Initiative pledge, Ambassador McCarthy promises to enhance the energy security and environmental performance of the ... Read More»

U.S. and EU Ambassadors Make Joint Visit to APM Terminals Liberia

U.S. Ambassador Michael McCarthy and EU Ambassador Laurent Delahousse met at the Freeport of Monrovia today to visit APM Terminals Liberia, a subsidiary of the Danish shipping giant Maersk A/S.  Welcomed by APM Terminals Liberia Managing Director George Adjei, the two Ambassadors had the opportunity to view the state-of-the-art port infrastructure that APM Terminals has ... Read More»

Ambassador McCarthy Stresses Importance of Agriculture to Liberia’s Development

Pledging U.S. support, Ambassador Michael McCarthy said he is convinced that Liberians “can build an agriculture sector that provides the basis for Liberia’s success on its journey to self-reliance.”  Ambassador McCarthy spoke at the opening of the National Agriculture Fair in Suakoko, Bong County last Friday, February 12. He noted that support for the agriculture ... Read More»

Ambassador McCarthy Joins the Moving Forward Together Radio Program

On February 8, 2021, Ambassador Michael A. McCarthy took part in the Moving Forward Together program on ECOWAS Radio 91.5 FM.  Moving Forward Together, hosted by Sayou Tequah, showcases how Americans and Liberians are working together to achieve shared goals.  Every week, Sayou discusses a different topic and listeners call in to share their own perspectives and ask questions. ... Read More»

President Biden’s Message to African Union Summit Participants

  Video Remarks of President Joe Biden Address to the 34th African Union Summit Recorded: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Aired: Friday, February 5, 2021 As delivered Hello everyone— I’m honored to send the best wishes of the people of the United States in advance of the 34th African Union Summit. This past year has also shown us how interconnected our world is – and how ... Read More»

Statement of the Embassy of the United States of America on Representation of Women in Elected Office

The Embassy of the United States of America respects the robust and open Liberian stakeholder consultations and civil society discussions that informed electoral reform measures submitted to the Liberian legislature.  Unfortunately, lawmakers chose to avoid public debate about ways to increase the number of women holding elected office, effectively sidestepping an issue constituents have indicated ... Read More»

Ambassador McCarthy Hands Over 430 Nursing and Midwifery Textbooks

On Friday, February 5, 2021, Ambassador Michael A. McCarthy handed over 430 new, up-to-date nursing and midwifery textbooks to the Liberia Board of Nursing & Midwifery (LBNM). The Ambassador’s first public event since his arrival in Liberia demonstrates the value the U.S. Government places on healthcare and critical front-line workers such as nurses and midwives. ... Read More»

Millennium Challenge Compact Ends after Five Productive Years

After Doubling Electricity Access and Building a Data-Driven Road Maintenance System in Liberia, Millennium Challenge Compact Ends (Monrovia—January 20, 2021) – The Millennium Challenge Account-Liberia has announced the end, effective January 21, 2021, of the Millennium Challenge Compact between the United States Government and the Government of Liberia. The Compact has improved the amount and ... Read More»

Ambassador McCarthy Presents Credentials to President Weah

On Friday, January 22, 2021, His Excellency, President George M. Weah, received the credentials of U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia Michael A. McCarthy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador McCarthy thanked President Weah for his gracious letter to U.S. President Joseph R. Biden expressing congratulations on his inauguration, noting it was one ... Read More»

Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia

Location:  Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:   Effective January 26, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test ... Read More»

Embassy Hosts Young Entrepreneurs for Virtual Workshop

Embassy Hosts Young Entrepreneurs for Virtual Workshop The U.S. Embassy Monrovia, in conjunction with the Liberian Chamber of Commerce and the Business Startup Center Monrovia, hosted a virtual workshop and Q&A session for young entrepreneurs in Liberia on January 13, 2021. Twelve Liberian entrepreneurs with businesses in different stages of development attended the four-hour long ... Read More»

Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Location: Monrovia, Liberia Event:  Travelers should be aware that it may be difficult to obtain cash from banks in Liberia and should plan accordingly.  Liberia’s banking sector has experienced a growing shortage of cash – both U.S. and Liberian dollars – over the last several months.  As a consequence, it is difficult to obtain adequate cash ... Read More»

85,000 Vulnerable Liberians to Benefit from USAID Unconditional Cash Transfer

December 21, 2020  The United States Agency for International Development, in partnership with King Philanthropies and private donors, has launched a cash-transfer program, which will provide direct cash support to vulnerable Liberians. The newly launched USAID Unconditional Cash Transfer Activity (UCT) will provide 85,000 Liberians the equivalent of US$50 in Liberian currency (approximately 7,750 Liberian ... Read More»

Partners for Good: U.S. Military Provides $170,000 Diagnostics Machine to Armed Forces of Liberia

December 16, 2020 On December 16 at Edward Binyah Kesselly Barracks, representatives from the U.S. Embassy’s Defense Attaché Office transferred a GeneXpert System machine to the Armed Forces of Liberia. The GeneXpert machine is a molecular diagnostics system used for testing of critical infectious diseases including the Ebola Zaire virus and SARS-CoV-2 – the virus ... Read More»

Joint Statement on the December 8 Mid-Term Elections in Liberia

Joint Statement on the December 8 Mid-Term Senatorial Election and Constitutional Referendum in Liberia by the United Nations in Liberia, ECOWAS, Embassies of Member States of the African Union, the Delegation of the European Union and the Embassies of the Member States of the European Union (France, Germany, Ireland, and Sweden), the Embassy of the ... Read More»

U.S. Treasury Sanctions Harry Varney Sherman Under Global Magnitsky Act

On International Anti-Corruption Day, December 9, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) targeted corrupt actors and their networks across several countries in Africa and Asia.  These actions are taken pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13818, which builds upon and implements the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, and ... Read More»

Joint Statement on Election Violence in Liberia

Joint Statement on Election Violence in Liberia by the United Nations in Liberia, ECOWAS, the EU Delegation and the Embassies of the EU Member States (France, Germany, Ireland, and Sweden), the Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Embassy of the United States of America The United Nations in Liberia, ECOWAS, ... Read More»

U.S. Marines Celebrate 245th Birthday

December 4, 2020 On December 4, 2020, the Marines of U.S. Embassy Monrovia hosted a traditional cake-cutting ceremony in celebration of the 245th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. The United States Marine Corps was established in 1775.  Traditionally, every year on November 10 the Marines celebrate their birthday with a formal ball and ... Read More»

Demonstation Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia

Location: Monrovia, Liberia Event:  National elections are scheduled for Tuesday, December 8, 2020.  During the election season frequent demonstrations and rallies, both planned and spontaneous, are likely, and there is a heightened risk of violence.  Rallies are planned for Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6 and may disrupt traffic in the greater Monrovia area. ... Read More»

Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia

Location:  Liberia Event: Liberia has confirmed COVID-19 within its borders. Effective December 1, 2020, all non-exempt incoming and outgoing air travelers at Liberia’s Roberts International Airport will be tested for COVID-19.  For complete details of the new guidelines, including the cost of testing, go to the Ministry of Health (MOH) announcement .  The MOH guidelines are also available on the Embassy webpage on COVID-19 . Changes to entry ... Read More»

PEPFAR Oxygen Concentrators Donated to the Liberia Ministry of Health

November 25, 2020 On November 25, 2020, U.S. Chargée d’affaires, a.i. Alyson Grunder presented eight bedside oxygen concentrators to Minister of Health Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah at Liberia’s Ministry of Health. The bedside oxygen concentrators were purchased through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program.  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. ... Read More»

 Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia

November 4, 2020 Location:  Liberia Event:  Liberia has confirmed COVID-19 within its borders. COVID-19 tests are no longer administered at SKD Stadium.  U.S. citizens may obtain a COVID-19 test through the  National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL)  at the Union Center facility in Congotown,   From downtown Monrovia going toward the airport on Tubman Boulevard, pass Catholic Junction then turn right at Sophie Junction.  Call ... Read More»

Travel Advisory: Liberia – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Reconsider travel to Liberia due to COVID-19.  Exercise increased caution due to upcoming elections and crime. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Liberia due to COVID-19. Liberia has resumed airport operations.  Business operations have also resumed as have schools for grades six through twelve.  Other improved conditions ... Read More»

Demonstation Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia

Location: Monrovia, Liberia Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has received reports of a protest in the vicinity of the Guinean Embassy in the Sinkor area of Monrovia; gunfire also has been reported.  U.S. Embassy personnel have been instructed avoid the area, or to shelter in place if they are in the Sinkor area until ... Read More»

Upcoming Elections in Africa

Statement by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on upcoming elections in Africa The United States is committed to supporting free, fair, inclusive elections. The conduct of elections is important not only for Africans, but also for defenders of democracy around the world. We believe all sides should participate peacefully in the democratic process. Repression ... Read More»

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO

Public Designation of Andrew Wonplo Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption Today, I am announcing the public designation of the former Director of Passport and Visas at the Liberian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Andrew Wonplo, due to his involvement in significant corruption.  In his official capacity at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2018 to 2019, Mr. Wonplo was involved in passport fraud that undermined the ... Read More»

Liberia – Level 3: Reconsider Travel   

Reconsider travel to Liberia due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Liberia due to COVID-19. Liberia has resumed airport operations and re-opened its borders.  Business operations have also resumed as have schools for grades six through twelve.  Other improved conditions have been reported ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Stands with Liberia in the Fight Against SGBV

Embassy of the United States of America, Monrovia 502 Benson Street, Monrovia Phone: 077-677-405   For Immediate Release August 31, 2020 U.S. Embassy Stands with Liberia in the Fight Against SGBV Last week, concerned Liberian citizens peacefully and passionately called attention to sexual- and gender-based violence (SGBV), protesting the high incidence of rape cases in ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy in Monrovia Marks July 4th with Face-Mask Donations!

July 10, 2020 This July 4th our Embassy celebrated U.S. Independence day unlike ever before: we joined with Liberian partners for a wide-ranging face mask distribution project to help prevent the spread of COVID-19! Enjoy this short video dedicated to our Liberian partners, with sincere thanks for their collaboration! We’ve been here. We’re still here. ... Read More»

Absentee Voting Week is September 27-October 4

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In some states voter  registration  and ballot request deadlines for the November 2020 are as early as October 5th. Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee ... Read More»

Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia

Location: Monrovia, Liberia Event: The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has received reports of multiple demonstrations and/or political gatherings expected from August 24 – 27 in various points across greater Monrovia, including West Point north of the embassy, the Vamoma House in Sinkor, and the Foreign Ministry on Capitol Hill; the routes could expand to include ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Monrovia: COVID 19 Awareness Message being broadcast in 13 languages in Libeira

The U.S. Embassy in Liberia continues to support Liberia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As a part of our continued partnership with Liberia’s justice and law enforcement institutions, the U.S. State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), in close coordination with Liberian government and civil society representatives, developed a COVID-19 awareness ... Read More»

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:  09/10/2021 ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of departure.  Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days ... Read More»

Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia

Location: Monrovia, Liberia Event: The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has received reports of a possible political parade this afternoon in greater Monrovia and at/around the headquarters of the National Elections Commission on 9th Street in Monrovia. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas surrounding the parade locations.  Even peaceful gatherings may turn violent. Avoid large crowds. Be ... Read More»

Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia (August 11, 2020)

Location:  Liberia Event:  Liberia has confirmed COVID-19 within its borders.  On August 8, the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) published a COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers departing Liberia but the information was removed on August 10.  Travelers should monitor  NPHIL  and the  Ministry of Health  on-line sites for changes to the departure policy. Exiting Liberia: In addition to monitoring  NPHIL  and the  Ministry of Health ... Read More»

Travel Advisory: U.S. Embassy Monrovia Travel Advisory Update

Liberia – Level 3: Reconsider Travel Reconsider travel to Liberia due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Liberia due to COVID-19. Liberia’s State of Emergency has expired.  Some transportation options and business operations have resumed; land borders remain closed except to limited commercial traffic.  Visit ... Read More»

Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia

Location:  Liberia Event:  Liberia has confirmed COVID-19 within its borders.  On August 8, the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) published a  COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers departing Liberia . Exiting Liberia: Individuals departing Liberia by land, sea, or air must follow  NPHIL procedures for COVID-19 testing at least 72 hours before the date of travel. In addition, travelers departing Liberia from Roberts International Airport should follow procedures below, as published June 27 by the  Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism : All ... Read More»

Joint Statement of the UN Resident Coordinator A.I., ECOWAS Ambassador, and the Charges D’Affaires A.I. of the European Union and U.S.A

Joint Statement of the UN Resident Coordinator A.I., ECOWAS Ambassador, and the Charges D’Affaires A.I. of the European Union and United States of America Monrovia, 4 August 2020 The U.N. Resident Coordinator a.i., ECOWAS Ambassador, and the Charges D’Affaires a.i. of the European Union and United States of America fully support the concern expressed by ... Read More»

Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia

Location:   Liberia Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has no greater priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens and reminds travelers that the Department of State’s Global Level 4 (“Do Not Travel”) Health Advisory for COVID-19 remains in effect.  Liberia has confirmed COVID-19 within its borders. The  Ministry of Health  announced a “ Revised COVID-19 Declaration of National Health Emergency ” on July 22 that promulgates public ... Read More»

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

On December 18th, 2013, the United Nations General Assembly declared July 30th as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons to raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and to promote and protect their rights.  People and communities all over the world, including in Liberia, observe this day each year. U.S. President ... Read More»

ALERT: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Location:   Liberia Event: Liberia has confirmed COVID-19 within its borders.  The President of Liberia  ended the State of Emergency  on July 21, 2020.  The  Ministry of Health  announced a “ Revised COVID-19 Declaration of National Health Emergency ” on July 22 that promulgates public health laws and protocols to curtail the spread of COVID-19, such as the wearing of face masks in public and at government institutions, practicing social distancing, and washing ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Monrovia Supports Liberian County Security Council (CSC) Responses to COVID-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Embassy in Liberia is proud to support Liberia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As a part of our continued assistance to Liberia’s justice and law enforcement institutions, the U.S. State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), in close coordination with Liberian government and civil society representatives, developed a COVID-19 ... Read More»

Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Location: Monrovia, Liberia Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has received reports of possible demonstrations today around the Capitol Building, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the U.S. Embassy regarding certain local environmental challenges. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas surrounding the demonstration locations.  Even peaceful demonstrations may turn violent. Avoid large crowds. Be aware ... Read More»

Message on Voting for U.S. Citizens

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! The  Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP)  encourages the use of the  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  to start the absentee voting process as it is standardized for use across all states and will extend your eligibility to receive a ballot for all federal elections for at least ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Monrovia Supports Liberian Joint Security Task Force Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

June 30, 2020 The U.S. Embassy in Liberia is proud to support Liberia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As a part of our assistance to Liberia’s civilian security agencies and Ministry of Justice, the U.S. State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) provided personal protective equipment (PPE), including locally-procured N-95 and ... Read More»

Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia

Location:  Liberia Event: Liberia has confirmed COVID-19 within its borders.  On June 22, 2020, the President of Liberia announced  a 30-day extension , with some revisions, to the precautionary measures intended to halt the spread of COVID-19 in the country.  Details and updates on the restrictions and current closures are available at the  Executive Mansion website . The President’s announcement states Roberts International Airport ... Read More»

2019 Trafficking in Persons Report – Liberia

Liberia (Tier 2) The Government of Liberia does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore Liberia was upgraded to Tier 2. These efforts included significantly increasing investigations of internal trafficking; ... Read More»

Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Location:  Liberia Event: Liberia has confirmed COVID-19 within its borders.  On June 22, 2020, the President of Liberia announced  a 30-day extension , with some revisions, to the precautionary measures intended to halt the spread of COVID-19 in the country.  Details and updates on the restrictions and current closures are available at the  Executive Mansion website . The President’s announcement states Roberts International ... Read More»

Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Location:  Liberia Event: Liberia has confirmed COVID-19 within its borders.  On June 5, 2020, the President of Liberia announced a two-week extension , with some revisions, to the precautionary measures intended to halt the spread of COVID-19 in the country.  Details and updates on the restrictions and current closures are available at the Executive Mansion website . The President’s announcement states ... Read More»

Message from Chargé d’Affaires Alyson Grunder

The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia greatly appreciates and shares the deep concerns and sorrow that Liberians, from the most senior levels of government to ordinary citizens, have expressed to us in recent days regarding the tragic killing of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis. We grieve for his family and community, which ... Read More»

Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Location:  Liberia Event: Liberia has confirmed COVID-19 within its borders.  On May 22, 2020, the President of Liberia announced a two-week extension of restrictions intended to halt the spread of COVID-19 in the country.  The State of Emergency (SOE), initially announced on April 8 and subsequently updated, includes travel restrictions for all Liberian counties.  Movement between counties is prohibited ... Read More»

Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Location:  Liberia Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has no greater priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens.  We have received requests for information regarding repatriation; our team is working to identify transportation options for U.S. citizens seeking to return to the United States.  At this time, there is no confirmed flight. If an ... Read More»

The United States Provides One Million Dollars In Assistance to Liberia to Respond to COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2020 The United States Provides One Million Dollars In Assistance to Liberia to Respond to COVID-19 Monrovia – The United States Government has committed $1,000,000 in health funds to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Liberia. The United States, via the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing ... Read More»

Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia

Event:  The Department of State and U.S. Embassy Monrovia have limited availability on a charter flight for U.S. citizens to travel to Dulles International Airport near Washington D.C. on Friday, May 8. Unless you receive an email from the U.S. Embassy confirming you have a seat on the flight, please do not come to the Embassy or the ... Read More»

Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia

Location:  Liberia Event:  The Department of State and U.S. Embassy Monrovia have limited availability on a charter flight for U.S. citizens to travel to Dulles International Airport near Washington D.C. on Friday, May 8. Unless you receive an email from the U.S. Embassy confirming you have a seat on the flight, please do not come to the Embassy or ... Read More»

Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia

Location:  Liberia Event:  The Department of State and U.S. Embassy Monrovia have limited availability on a charter flight for U.S. citizens to travel to Dulles International Airport near Washington D.C. on Sunday, April 26. Unless you receive an email from the U.S. Embassy confirming you have a seat on the flight, please do not come to the Embassy or ... Read More»

A Message from Chargé d’Affaires Alyson Grunder

The U.S. Embassy in Liberia was collectively sad to say farewell to our Ambassador Christine Elder last month without the traditional leave takings and formalities someone would normally have after serving the United States and advancing the U.S.-Liberia relationship so steadfastly for nearly four years.  As Chargé d’affaires during the current COVID-19 pandemic, I am ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Location:  Liberia Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has no greater priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens.  We have received numerous requests for information regarding repatriation; our team is working to identify transportation options for U.S. citizens seeking to return to the United States.  At this time, there is no confirmed flight. If ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

April 9, 2020 Location:  Liberia Event:  The Department of State and U.S. Embassy Monrovia have limited availability on a charter flight for U.S. citizens to travel to Dulles International Airport near Washington D.C. on Friday, April 10. Unless you receive an email from the U.S. Embassy confirming your flight, please do not come to the Embassy or the airport.    ... Read More»

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

April 7, 2020 Location:  Liberia Event:  The Department of State and U.S. Embassy Monrovia have limited availability on a charter flight for U.S. citizens to travel to Dulles International Airport near Washington D.C. on Wednesday, April 8. Unless you receive an email from the U.S. Embassy confirming your flight, please do not come to the Embassy or the airport.  Only ... Read More»

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia (April 5, 2020) Location:  Liberia Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has no greater priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens.  We have received numerous requests for repatriation flights to the United States, and our team is working tirelessly to identify transportation options for U.S. citizens seeking to return ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Robustly Supports Liberia’s COVID-19 Response

April 1, 2020 The U.S. Embassy in Liberia is proud to provide approximately $40 million this year for assistance to Liberia’s health sector, part of our nearly $100 million in annual assistance.  This funding will also help to support Liberia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are working closely with the Liberian Ministry of Health, ... Read More»

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia (March 30, 2020)

Location:  Liberia Event:  The Department of State and U.S. Embassy Monrovia have limited availability on a charter flight for U.S. citizens to travel to Dulles International Airport near Washington D.C. on Wednesday, April 1. All passengers will need to reimburse the U.S. Government for the flight at a later date.  You must sign a promissory note for approximately $1,300 before ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia (March 27, 2020)

Location: Liberia Event:The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has no greater priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens. We have received numerous requests for repatriation flights to the United States, and our team is working tirelessly to identify transportation options for U.S. citizens seeking to return to the United States.  At the moment, there are ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia (March 25, 2020)

Location:  Liberia  Event: The Department of State and U.S. Embassy Monrovia have very limited availability for U.S. citizens on a charter medical flight which will depart Roberts International Airport at approximately midnight tonight and fly to Dulles International Airport near Washington D.C.  Priority consideration will be given to older adults, people with underlying health conditions (such as diabetes ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia (March 25, 2020)

Location:  Liberia  Event: The Department of State and U.S. Embassy Monrovia have very limited availability for U.S. citizens on a charter medical flight which will depart Roberts International Airport at approximately midnight tonight and fly to Dulles International Airport near Washington D.C.  Priority consideration will be given to older adults, people with underlying health conditions (such ... Read More»

Farewell Message from Ambassador Christine Elder

Farewell Message from Ambassador Christine Elder Farewell Message from Ambassador Christine ElderMarch 25, 2020, Washington, D.C.To my many friends in Liberia, I send you greetings from Washington, D.C.On Monday, the U.S. Embassy shared news with you, the Liberian people, that my tour as U.S. Ambassador to Liberia had concluded. As the Embassy statement noted, I have been deeply honored to serve ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Christine Elder Completes Liberia Assignment

U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Christine Elder departed Liberia on Saturday, March 21, after nearly four years at the helm of the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia.  Ambassador Elder worked closely with both Presidents Sirleaf and Weah and their respective administrations, overseeing U.S. diplomatic engagement with Liberia and U.S. foreign assistance here.  Ambassador Elder is one of ... Read More»

Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

(March 22, 2020) Location:  Liberia Event:  The Liberian government has confirmed three cases of COVID-19 in the country. On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure of U.S. personnel and family members from any diplomatic or consular post in the world who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia (March 17, 2020)

Location:  Liberia  Event:   On March 17, the Liberian government announced two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country. The government of Liberia has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.  Persons entering ... Read More»

Oscar Williams & The Band of Life “Rock Liberia” in Celebration of Black History Month!

In celebration of African American History, and underscoring the shared American and Liberian appreciation of gospel music, the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia was pleased to host gospel sensations Oscar Williams & The Band of Life for their first visit to Africa.  The highlight of their visit, on Sunday, March 1st was a concert at Centennial Pavilion ... Read More»

Security Alert– U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia (February 13, 2020)

Location: Decreased availability of gasoline across Liberia Event:  Queues are forming at gasoline stations in and around Monrovia due to a shortage of gasoline.  There appears to be very little commercially-available gasoline available outside the capital region.  U.S. citizens traveling to Liberia may encounter delays, congestion, and heightened tensions at gasoline stations; delays could affect ... Read More»

Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus

The United States has confirmed cases of individuals who have a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (“2019-nCoV”) (“the virus”) first detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, People’s Republic of China (“China”).  The virus was discovered in China in December 2019.  As of January 31, 2020, Chinese health officials have reported approximately ... Read More»

Attn: U.S. Citizens Interested in Becoming a U.S. Foreign Service Officer (Diplomat)

Are you an American Citizen thinking about becoming a U.S. Foreign Service Officer? The first step is to take the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT). Eligibility Requirements To be eligible, the U.S. Department of State requires that each candidate meet the following requirements. A U.S. citizen on the date the candidate submits the registration package. ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Monrovia (January 8, 2020)

Location: Liberia Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. Out of an abundance of caution, U.S. Embassy personnel are instructed to maintain a heightened level of awareness. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia (January 6, 2020)

Location:   Central Monrovia and Mamba Point areas. Event:  The U.S. Embassy has received reports of civil disturbance in central Monrovia and in the vicinity of Mamba Point.  There is a heavy police presence moving in the direction of Mamba Point, and there have been teargas and a water cannon fired at demonstrators.  Embassy personnel are ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia (January 6, 2020)

Location: Demonstrations are possible in the greater Monrovia area. Event: Demonstrations could take place January 6 on different issues facing Liberians.  A heavy police presence and/or road closures are possible. Actions to Take: Monitor local media for updates. Avoid the areas of the demonstration; even events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate ... Read More»

Dec 31 Joint Statement on Planned Demonstration on 30 December

JOINT STATEMENT OF THE AMBASSADORS OF THE UNITED STATES, THE EUROPEAN UNION, ECOWAS, AND THE UN RESIDENT COORDINATOR IN LIBERIA WITH REGARD TO THE POSTPONEMENT OF THE PLANNED DEMONSTRATION IN MONROVIA ON 30TH DECEMBER 2019. After examining the various recent statements issued by the Government of Liberia and the Council of Patriots on the planned ... Read More»

Dec 29 Joint Statement on Planned Demonstration on 30 December

JOINT STATEMENT OF THE AMBASSADORS OF THE UNITED STATES, THE EUROPEAN UNION, ECOWAS, AND THE UN RESIDENT COORDINATOR IN LIBERIA WITH REGARD TO PLANNED DEMONSTRATIONS IN MONROVIA ON 30 DECEMBER As representatives of the United Nations, ECOWAS, the European Union, and the United States, we are among the many international partners who have invested heavily ... Read More»

Dec 28 Joint Statement on Planned Demonstration on 30 December

Joint Statement of the Ambassadors and Chargés d’Affaires a.i. of the United States, the European Union, France, Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom in relation to the Council of Patriots’ (COP) planned demonstration in Monrovia on 30 December  In a 24 December broadcast on Facebook Live, Mr. Henry Costa, Chairman of the COP, used inflammatory ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert (December 30, 2019)

Location:   Demonstrations are planned in the greater Monrovia area. Event:  Demonstrations are expected to take place on December 30.  Multiple groups are expected to demonstrate on different issues facing Liberians in various areas of Monrovia.  A heavy police presence and/or road closures are possible. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstration; even events intended ... Read More»

United States Announces Technical Assistance Program For the Central Bank of Liberia

Monrovia, December 26, 2019 The Embassy of the United States of America, in coordination with the Government of Liberia and international partners, announces a technical assistance program to be provided through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL). The aim of the technical assistance program is to assist ... Read More»

Stay Tuned for U.S. Embassy Liberia Online Auction of Goods in December

The U.S. Embassy Liberia regularly holds online auctions for items no longer in use. Availability varies, but auctions typically include appliances, mattresses, tools and parts, kitchen items, computers, printers, and vehicles. To view and bid on items you must first register at:   https://online-auction.state.gov/en-US Click or tap REGISTER at the top of the page, then check your ... Read More»

Highlights Of The Visit Of The U.S. Congressional House Democracy Partnership To Liberia

A Congressional delegation from the United States visited Liberia from October 8 and 9, 2019.  The U.S. legislators, traveling with the  House Democracy Partnership  (“HDP”), were led by the HDP Chairman,  Representative David Price of North Carolina .  The delegation also included  Representative Markwayne Mullin of OklahomaRepresentative Barbara Lee of CaliforniaRepresentative Diana DeGette of Colorado , and  Representative Alma Adams of North Carolina . The mission of the U.S. House Democracy Partnership is to promote responsive, effective government and to strengthen democratic ... Read More»

Civil Disturbance Alert: US Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Location:  Congo Town, Monrovia Event:  The U.S. Embassy is aware of reports that Tubman Blvd is blocked in both directions in Congo Town, Monrovia due to a civil disturbance. There is traffic congestion and a heavy police presence in the area. All U.S. citizens are advised to avoid civil disturbances and to monitor local media ... Read More»

Fourth Annual U.S.-Liberia Partnership Dialogue

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson September 17, 2019 On September 16, Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy hosted the Government of Liberia for the Fourth U.S.-Liberia Partnership Dialogue.  The State Department and USAID welcomed the Liberian delegation led by Foreign Minister Gbehzohngar M. Findley to address key priorities in our bilateral relationship.  The ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large John Richmond Visits Liberia to Discuss Liberian Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking-in-Persons (TIP) John Cotton Richmond visited Liberia from September 9-10 to meet with diverse stakeholders in the country’s fight against human trafficking and discuss the country’s efforts to address this universal human rights violation, also known as modern day slavery, in Liberia. Ambassador Richmond met on September 9 with ... Read More»

Joint EU-US Statement on Recent Electoral Violence in Montserrado County

Joint Statement of the European Union (EU) Delegation and the Embassies of the United States of America and the EU Member States (France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom) on recent electoral violence in Montserrado County Monrovia, 20 August, 2019 The EU Delegation and the Embassies of the United States of America and the ... Read More»

Release of the 2019 Fiscal Transparency Report

The U.S. State Department released the  2019 Fiscal Transparency Report  on August 15, 2019. Fiscal transparency informs citizens how government revenues and tax revenues are spent and is a critical element of effective public financial management.  Transparency provides citizens a window into government budgets and helps hold governments accountable.  It helps build market confidence and sustainability.  The Congressionally mandated Fiscal Transparency Report ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia (31 July, 2019) Location: Sinkor/Congo Town Monrovia, Liberia Event: There are reports of civil disturbance in the area of Sinkor/ Congo Town in Monrovia on Tubman Blvd near the Coalition for Democratic Change and Liberty Party Headquarters. All U.S. citizens are advised to avoid civil disturbances and to monitor local media to remain informed of developments as they occur. ... Read More»

July 18, 2019 Statement by Ambassador Elder

U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Christine Elder issued the below statement (PDF 270 KB) July 18 “The U.S. Embassy read with interest the statement of the Council of Patriots (COP) issued July 12 announcing their intent to stage a nationwide protest beginning July 24.  While the U.S. Embassy supports the rights of citizens to lawfully apply to assemble or ... Read More»

Ambassador Elder speaks about Human Trafficking to AME University Graduate School

Dear President Isaac, Dean Konneh, honored professors, faculty and staff, AMEU Graduate School students, friends and colleagues — thank you for inviting me here today as part of the graduate school lecture series.  I spend so much time in meetings — with the government, international partners, political actors, or civil society — that I welcome ... Read More»

Assistant Secretary Royce Commemorates Historic Ties at National Museum of Liberia

Liberian Minister of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism Eugene Lenn Nagbe welcomed U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce at the National Museum of Liberia on June 28 for an event commemorating the historic ties between Liberia and the United States. Before an invited audience of representatives of the Liberian ... Read More»

Assistant Secretary Royce’s Visit to Liberia

During her June 26-29 visit to Liberia, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce met some dynamic Liberians – including U.S. exchange alumni – who have started a range of exciting new businesses, and you can learn about them in the video linked above. She loved visiting Bosh Bosh, One ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Location: Monrovia-Kakata highway, Liberia Event: A demonstration is taking place today, Monday, June 24, 2019, near the Fifteen Gate community on the Monrovia-Kakata highway.  Protesters are calling for justice in the alleged murder of two children some weeks ago.  The protesters have reportedly blocked the Monrovia-Ganta Highway at Kingsville #7, which is one mile from ... Read More»

University of Kentucky Visitors Discuss Higher Education Research and Partnership Issues with Liberian University Administrators

Dr. Wayne Sanderson and Dr. Tim Barnes from the University of Kentucky (UK) visited Liberia from June 16-21 under the auspices of the U.S. Embassy, to meet with Liberian higher education administrators and to explore a partnership with the University of Liberia in public health and other areas. Dr. Sanderson and Dr. Barnes conducted two ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Location: Capitol Hill Area, Monrovia, Liberia Event: A demonstration is expected to take place on Friday, June 7, 2019, beginning in the morning and possibly continuing the next day.  A group known as The Council of Patriots is organizing the demonstration. U.S. government personnel have been advised to avoid the area, including rescheduling flights in ... Read More»

Ambassador Elder’s Remarks at the 243rd Independence Day Celebration

It is my great privilege to welcome His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Liberia, Dr. George Manneh Weah and Madam First Lady Clar Weah; as well as the Honorable Speaker of the House of Representatives Bhofal Chambers, president pro tempore of the Senate Albert Chie, and members of the Legislature; his Honor, the ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Statement

U.S. Embassy Statement The Embassy of the United States is concerned by recent comments made in various fora which could impede Liberia’s progress. Those who promote through their words or deeds a Congo-Country divide do not have Liberia’s best interests or that of their constituents at heart, but rather appear motivated by personal ambitions or ... Read More»

Statement on the Occasion of World Press Freedom Day

Today marks the anniversary of the 1991 “Declaration of Windhoek on Promoting an Independent and Pluralistic African Press,” a day that was subsequently proclaimed by the UN General Assembly as “World Press Freedom Day.”  The Windhoek Declaration recognized that “Consistent with article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the establishment, maintenance, and fostering ... Read More»

Study Shows Health of Ebola Survivors in Liberia Has Improved: One-year results from PREVAIL 3 published in the New England Journal of Medicine

Monrovia, March 7, 2019 – A five-year study of Ebola survivors in Liberia (funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, or NIH) has found that although certain health problems remain more common among survivors than among their household and sexual contacts who never had the virus, overall, the health of survivors improved during their first ... Read More»

Statement on the release of the Independent Review Report by Kroll Associates Inc.

The U.S. Embassy in Liberia is pleased to release an  Independent Review Report  (PDF 1.4 MB) prepared by Kroll Associates Inc. regarding allegations of the disappearance of new Liberian Dollar banknotes. The U.S. Embassy sponsored this Report on the condition that we, as the client of Kroll, release the Report publicly. In October 2018 the U.S. Embassy, in ... Read More»

Ambassador Elder and Inspector General Sudue Unveil Liberia National Police E-Learning Lab

(Monrovia, Nov 21, 2018) – Earlier today, U.S. Ambassador Christine Elder unveiled an e-learning Laboratory at the Liberia National Police (LNP) Headquarters.  This donation included desktop computers, printers, projectors, desks and chairs, and other items.  The e-learning lab will expand the LNP’s training capabilities and will also allow the LNP to conduct training at headquarters ... Read More»

Liberia hosts 6th APORA Key Leader Meeting in partnership with U.S. Africa Command

(Monrovia, Nov 16, 2018) – The African Partner Outbreak Response Alliance (APORA) is an initiative of senior African medical leaders to collectively prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks. Liberia hosted the sixth APORA key leader meeting from November 12-15, 2018. The meeting was held in partnership with the Liberian Ministry of Defense and ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Comment on Investigative Assistance to Liberia

  The U.S. Embassy in Liberia, through USAID, has reached out to independent, internationally recognized firms with specialization in forensic investigations to conduct a scoping mission that could ascertain the basic facts of the alleged missing currency matter and determine to what extent a broader mission would be needed.  It is the assessment of the ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

Location: Starting outside the U.S. Embassy on Benson Street, proceeding through downtown Monrovia. Event: A demonstration is expected to take place on the morning of Monday, September 24, 2018, time TBD, starting outside the U.S. Embassy on Benson Street and proceeding through downtown Monrovia. U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid those areas. Actions to ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Christine Elder at 2018 U.S. Independence Day Celebration

Remarks by Ambassador Christine Elder July 4, 2018 Welcome and Happy Fourth of July!  Today we celebrate the 242nd anniversary of the vote in 1776 by the Continental Congress to declare our independence from Great Britain.  It is my pleasure to extend greetings from President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and the people ... Read More»

Millennium Challenge Corporation Projects Assessed

Chief Operating Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Jonathan Nash paid a visit to Monrovia on June 18-19 to review progress on project implementation under an agreement signed October 2015 between the Governments of Liberia and the United States of America.  During the visit, President George Weah met with COO Nash to receive a progress ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Visits A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine

CORRECTED COPY – The press release below has been updated with corrected titles for Dr. Dahn and Dr. Adams.  The U.S. Embassy apologizes for the error.   (Monrovia, May 22, 2018) — U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Christine Elder visited the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine (AMD) today as part of a high-level visit to observe ... Read More»

Health Projects Dedicated in Robertsport, Tubmanburg

(Monrovia) — On May 17, 2018, U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Christine Elder visited government hospital projects in Robertsport and Tubmanburg. The projects, with support from the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, include significant water, sanitation, and hygiene infrastructure (WASH) improvements at St. Timothy and Liberia Government Hospitals in Grand Cape Mount and Bomi ... Read More»

U.S. Department of Energy and Liberia’s Lands, Mines & Energy Ministry Host International Nuclear Safeguards Workshop

(Monrovia, May 21, 2018) — The United States Department of Energy and Liberia’s Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy are co-hosting a four-day workshop on international nuclear safeguards in Monrovia from May 21-24. Liberia took the historic step of signing a Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement and Additional Protocol with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia, May 5, 2018

Due to the concern for possible violence in the vicinity of the West African Football Union youth football tournament at Samuel K. Doe (SKD) Stadium today, we advise that U.S. citizens avoid the area for their own safety.  The event is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. local time. Even events intended to be peaceful can turn ... Read More»

Regional Exercise to Include Helicopter Landing at U.S. Embassy

Media Note (Monrovia, March 22, 2018) — A U.S. navy helicopter participating in Exercise Obangame Express 2018 will be landing at the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia on March 24.  Exercise Obangame Express 2018, which is sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime security, and information-sharing practices to enhance the ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Student Protest and Traffic Congestion

U.S. Embassy Monrovia informs U.S. citizens that a student protest is currently taking place near the University of Liberia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. There are reports of tires being burned on the road across from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Heavy congestion and traffic delays are expected until the protesters disperse.  U.S. government ... Read More»

U.S. Presidential Delegation Meets with President George Weah

On January 23, the Presidential Delegation from the United States attending the inauguration of President George Weah met with the newly inaugurated leader. Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., Under Secretary for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State, led the U.S. delegation. During the bilateral meeting, President Weah and Under Secretary Shannon discussed the United States’ and ... Read More»

Security Council Press Statement on Elections in Liberia

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Kairat Umarov (Kazakhstan): The members of the Security Council congratulated the Liberian people and Government, as well as political leaders, civil society organizations and the media, for the peaceful conduct of the 26 December 2017 presidential runoff election.  They congratulated the two candidates for the ... Read More»

Statement by the White House Press Secretary on the Presidential Election in Liberia

The United States congratulates the people of Liberia on the successful conclusion of the presidential runoff election, and President-elect George Weah on his victory.  This is Liberia’s first peaceful transfer of power from one democratically elected head of state to another in decades, and represents a major milestone for Liberia’s democracy. The United States commends ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: December 26 Presidential Run-off Election

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Liberia that Liberia’s National Elections Commission has announced that the Presidential run-off election will be held on Tuesday, December 26. Rallies, demonstrations, or protests could occur with little notice.  Any large event could provide an opportunity for criminal elements or terrorists to target participants ... Read More»

Road to GES Liberia Promotes Creative Enterprises

(Monrovia, November 27, 2017) — The U.S. Embassy Monrovia, in partnership with Accountability Lab Liberia, organized a “Road to GES” event today to recognize and support the creative industries in Liberia and highlight the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) which will take place November 28-30 in Hyderabad, India.  The theme of the Summit is “Women First, ... Read More»

UN Security Council Press Statement on Elections in Liberia

Security Council Press Statement on Elections in Liberia The members of the Security Council congratulated the Liberian people and Government as well as political leaders, civil society organizations, and the media, for the peaceful conduct of October 10 presidential and House of Representative elections.  They commended international partners and UNMIL for their support in elections ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Statement on Liberia’s Electoral Process

(Monrovia, November 15, 2017) — The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia was inspired by 1.5 million Liberians who expressed their commitment to and faith in democracy by voting in the October 10 elections.  The U.S. Embassy underscores the importance of a peaceful transfer of power to a new democratically-elected president in January, as reflected in Liberia’s ... Read More»

USAID Reaffirms Support for President Young Professional Program

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a new grant to the President’s Young Professionals Program (PYPP) to support the recruitment, training, and mentoring of qualified young Liberian professionals to assume key positions in the Liberian Civil Service. The grant also aims at building the capacity of young Liberians to promote good ... Read More»

2019 Diversity Visa Lottery Information

The Department of State administers the Congressionally-mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program annually. Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants” from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. For Fiscal Year 2019, 50,000 Diversity Visas (DVs) will be available. Applicants ... Read More»

NEW ENTRY PERIOD FOR DIVERSITY VISA PROGRAM – DV-2019

Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted, and all entries made prior to October 18, 2017, will need to be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered. We regret the inconvenience to Diversity Visa entrants.  In order to ensure fairness and protect the integrity of the process for all those ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Political Demonstration

U.S. Embassy Monrovia informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is currently gathering near the National Elections Commission headquarters on Tubman Boulevard in Sinkor.  Heavy congestion and traffic delays are expected on Tubman Boulevard and the surrounding areas. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid areas of demonstrations, and ... Read More»

Liberia’s Presidential and Legislative Elections

As a longstanding friend, the United States applauds the people of Liberia for exercising their democratic right to vote in the historic presidential and legislative elections. This is an important step toward achieving Liberia’s first peaceful transfer of power from one democratically-elected head of state to another in decades. We salute Liberia’s success in holding ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy’s Statement for the 2017 Liberian Elections

(Monrovia, October 6, 2017) — On October 10, Liberians will vote for a new President and for Members of the House of Representatives.  The ballot begins a historic process toward the first peaceful transfer of power in Liberia from one democratically elected head of state to another since 1944.  The United States applauds Liberia’s successes ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: October 10 Elections

The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Liberia that Liberia’s National Elections Commission has announced that the first round of Presidential and legislative elections will be held on Tuesday, October 10 with a second round in early November if a presidential run-off is needed. Rallies, demonstrations, or protests could occur with ... Read More»

Liberia and the United States Break Ground on New Public Health Facility

(Monrovia, October 5, 2017) – Today in Congo Town, Liberia, the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) and U.S. Department of Defense Biosafety and Biosecurity Program marked the beginning of construction of a new facility which will serve as the headquarters of two new public health facilities that will enhance Liberia’s ability to diagnose ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Political Rallies and Traffic Congestion on October 6 and 7, 2017

U.S. Embassy Monrovia informs U.S. citizens that political rallies are expected to take place in Monrovia on Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7. The Congress for Democratic Change, Alternative National Congress, and Unity Party will be demonstrating in support of their candidates for President and Vice President of Liberia. Heavy congestion and traffic delays ... Read More»

United States and Liberia Sign Agreement on School Science Program

(Monrovia, September 25, 2017) – Today, the U.S. Embassy, on behalf of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), signed an agreement with the Ministry of Education to implement the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program in Liberia.  The program will be piloted this year by Peace Corps Volunteers in ... Read More»

U.S. Government and Ministry of Education Launch Project to Reach Out-of-School Children

(Monrovia, August 29) – The United States Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) on Monday, August 28 launched the Accelerated Quality Education for Liberian Children (AQE) project. The project will provide quality basic education to out- of- school children in Liberia between ages 8-15. The new ... Read More»

54 Two-Year Peace Corps Volunteers Take Up Assignments in 13 Counties

(Monrovia, August 18, 2017) – Today, Peace Corps is swearing in 54 new Peace Corps Volunteers who will serve two-year tours.  These Volunteers will be placed at public junior high and high schools in 13 counties. On August 22, another group of 19 Volunteers will arrive.  The group will be comprised of 13 educators who ... Read More»

Ambassador Elder Promotes Peaceful Elections and Civic Participation

On Monday, July 31st,NAYMOTE launched the fourth semester of its Young Political Leaders School. U.S. Ambassador Christine Elder was proud to serve as a keynote speaker, along with SRSG Farid Zarif of UNMIL. In her remarks, she urged, “As the week goes on, don’t forget to seek to understand what you have in common, and ... Read More»

Remarks by Dr. Thomas E. Price, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, at Press Conference

For Immediate Release Remarks by Dr. Thomas E. Price, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, at Joint Press Conference with Liberia’s Minister of Health Dr. Bernice Dahn VIP Lounge, Roberts International Airport; May 17, 2017 (As prepared, not as delivered) Hello, I’m Dr. Tom Price, and I have the honor of serving as the Secretary ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Officials to Meet with Presidential Aspirants

(Monrovia, May 5, 2017) — We congratulate the Government and people of Liberia for their vibrant democracy and their successful voter registration process.  We are initiating a series of private discussions with presidential aspirants of political parties who wish to engage with the U.S. Embassy.  The first dialogue took place today with Cllr. Dr. Jallah ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Non-Ebola Related Deaths from Illness in Greenville/Sinoe County

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that health authorities in Liberia have ruled out the possibility of Ebola relating to an illness that has killed ten people in Greenville/Sinoe County and one person in Montserrado County.  Eight individuals are currently undergoing medical treatment.  Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer confirmed that while laboratory tests of the specimens ... Read More»

Liberia Expands Large-Scale Ebola Vaccine Study

Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL) Liberia – U.S. Joint Clinical Research Partnership PREVAIL V/PREVAC Vaccine Study PRESS RELEASE Liberia Expands Large-Scale Ebola Vaccine Study   For Immediate Release Monrovia: Monday, April 3, 2017– The Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia, PREVAIL, announced today the expansion of the Ebola vaccine study ... Read More»

Clinical Training Course in Liberia Boosts Biopreparedness Efforts in West Africa

(Monrovia, March 27, 2017) — The Joint West Africa Research Group (JWARG) today begins a week-long clinical course in tropical and emerging infectious diseases for clinicians and lab professionals in Monrovia, Liberia. This training will help strengthen clinical skills needed to enhance research capability in West Africa. The 2014 Ebola epidemic highlighted gaps in local ... Read More»

USAID and Government of Liberia Launch New ICT Support Project

For Immediate Release Monrovia, March 22, 2017   Monrovia, Liberia – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the Government of Liberia (GoL), today launched the USAID Digital Liberia and e-Government Project in Monrovia. In support of the GoL’s e-Government Strategy, the Digital Liberia and e-Government Project will improve the GoL’s ... Read More»

Thousands of Out-of-School Liberian Children to Benefit from New USAID Activity

For Immediate Release Monrovia, March 7, 2016 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announces the award of a $33.9M contract to Education for Development Center for the implementation of USAID’s new Accelerated Quality Education for Liberia (AQE) activity, which focuses on over-age and out-of-school learners whose education was disrupted by the prolonged civil ... Read More»

Media Note: Ambassador’s Trip to Lofa County

Media Note Monrovia, Liberia February 27, 2017 U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Christine Elder traveled to Lofa County on February 24. During the visit, Ambassador Elder had meetings with County Superintendent George Dunor together with members of the community, as well as regional field office representatives of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). The Ambassador also ... Read More»

Achievements in Civil Society Honored at Gala Event

  Five outstanding Liberian civil society leaders were recognized last week during the first ever Liberia Development Awards gala.  Held on January 31, 2017, the ceremony presented awards for outstanding achievements in in health, education, agricultural, business and civil society. Award winners included:   Read More»

Joint Statement from Third U.S.-Liberia Partnership Dialogue

January 10, 2017 The U.S.-Liberia Partnership Dialogue took place on January 10, 2017 in Washington, DC to build on the special historical and bilateral ties between the two countries and to convene four working groups focused on:  Overcoming Challenges to Liberia’s Economy, Expanding Agriculture Production and Trade; Enhancing Liberia’s Investment and Infrastructure Climate; and Supporting ... Read More»

U.S. Government Supports Start of Power Generation at Mount Coffee

U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield and MCC Deputy CEO Nancy Lee Attend Mt. Coffee Commissioning Ceremony MONROVIA (December 15, 2016) — Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Nancy Lee joined Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and international partners ... Read More»

U.S. Women’s National Team Coach Highlights Women’s Empowerment

PRESS RELEASE Monrovia, Liberia (November 28, 2016):  The U.S. Embassy Monrovia and the Monrovia Football Academy are holding a four-day sports diplomacy program with Jill Ellis, the U.S. Women’s National Team Coach and 2015 FIFA Coach of the Year, from November 29-December 2.  Ellis will be accompanied by Ashlyn Harris, champion goalkeeper for the U.S. ... Read More»

YALI RLC WA – Message to potential YALI applicants

Dear Young Leaders, We hope this message finds you well. President Obama’s Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), the Accra Regional Leadership Centre (RLC), is now accepting applications from young leaders between the ages of 18 to 35 years old in Business and Entrepreneurship, Civil Society Leadership and Public Sector Management. To apply/register online and to find out if you ... Read More»

Liberia Passes Millennium Challenge Corporation Scorecard

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 22, 2016 – The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) recently released its fiscal year  2017 scorecards  – a key component in the agency’s annual competitive selection process that determines which countries will receive MCC development funds – and Liberia once again passed the scorecard. Liberia passed 10 of the 20 indicators on the ... Read More»

Open Doors Report Shows Trends in Student Mobility between Liberia and the United States

International student enrollment in the U.S. tops one million for the first time Students from Liberia increased by 22% to 205 total number in the 2015-16 school year November 18, 2016 – An increasing number of students are crossing the globe to gain practical, international experience that they can apply in their careers and life in ... Read More»

Millennium Challenge Corporation CEO Visits Monrovia, MCC Investment in Mount Coffee Rehabilitation

October 25, 2016 PRESS RELEASE Millennium Challenge Corporation CEO Visits Monrovia, MCC’s Investment in Mount Coffee Rehabilitation MONROVIA— Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation, Dana J. Hyde, visited Liberia over the last two days, as part of the MCC Powering Africa trip.  CEO Hyde is visiting partner countries where MCC is ... Read More»

PREVAIL Ebola Treatment Study Published in The New England Journal of Medicine

Monrovia, October 13, 2016  – Results from the PREVAIL II clinical trial of ZMapp, an experimental treatment for Ebola virus disease (EVD), have been published by an international research team in the October 13th issue of the The New England Journal of Medicine. Overall, ZMapp was safe and well-tolerated, and when delivered along with the ... Read More»

Liberian Girls Attend Let Girls Learn Program in the United States

(Monrovia, October 7, 2016) Today, as part of the Let Girls Learn initiative, 22 Liberian girls will travel to the United States to celebrate the International Day of the Girl with U.S. First Lady, Michelle Obama.  The 22 girls were selected due to their participation in educational programs supported by the Peace Corps, U.S. Agency ... Read More»

The United States Remains Committed to Supporting Liberia’s Rebuilding Efforts, Says Senator Edward Markey

(Monrovia, August 15, 2016) – United States Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts has reaffirmed the commitment of the United States to helping Liberia consolidate its democratic gains and rebuild its infrastructure and health care system.  Senator Markey spoke in Monrovia last Friday at the end of a three-day visit to Liberia by a United States ... Read More»

United States Congressional Delegation Arrives for Three-Day Visit

(Monrovia, August 10, 2016) – A United States Congressional Delegation arrives in Liberia today on a three-day visit that is expected to include talks with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and senior Liberian government officials.  The delegation includes Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts, as well as Representatives Karen Bass of California, and Carolyn Maloney of New ... Read More»

Operation Onward Liberty (OOL) Successfully Concludes Six-Year Engagement

(Monrovia, August 11, 2016) – Operation Onward Liberty (OOL) today concluded its six-year mentoring and advising mission to assist the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) in building a professional military that is responsible for the country’s security, that is respectful of rule of law, and that is answerable to civilian authority. The AFL has made ... Read More»

OPIC and International Bank Liberia Limited Sign Commitment to Support Lending in Key Sectors

Monrovia, Liberia (July 25, 2016) – The Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, today signed a commitment letter for a $20 million direct loan to International Bank Liberia Limited (IBLL) to support lending in sectors such as construction, services, manufacturing, agribusiness, hospitality, and transportation. The project seeks to foster jobs and ... Read More»

Editorial: The Brighter Future for Liberia’s Economy

By Elizabeth Littlefield The author is President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the development finance institution of the United States government.   As you gather to celebrate Liberia’s Independence Day, you have much to be proud of. Your country, battered by the Ebola epidemic during the past two years, has achieved zero ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Attends Liberian Security Transition Ceremony

U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Christine Elder attended a ceremony at Monrovia City Hall on July 1 to mark the formal turnover of responsibilities for public safety by the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) to the Liberian security forces. Over the past few years as UNMIL has drawn down, the Government of Liberia has increasingly taken over responsibility ... Read More»

PREVAIL Launches Study to See Whether Investigational Drug Can Reduce or Eliminate Persistent Ebola Viral RNA in Semen

Monrovia-July 4, 2016: The Liberia-U.S. Clinical Research Partnership known as PREVAIL today announced the start of a new study in male survivors of Ebola at the JFK Medical Center in Sinkor. The study–called PREVAIL IV, or the Persistent Ebola Virus Study—is designed to find out if an investigational drug called GS-5734 can safely get rid ... Read More»

First Lady Michelle Obama Announces New Commitments to Adolescent Girls’ Education in Liberia

(Monrovia, June 27, 2016) –First Lady Michelle Obama visited Liberia today to highlight the importance of girls’ education and make new commitments on behalf of the U.S. Government to the Let Girls Learn initiative. While in Liberia, the First Lady met with President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, who has made the education of girls a cornerstone of ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Christine Elder Presents Credentials to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

On June 23 the newly arrived U.S. Ambassador to Liberia, the Honorable Christine Elder presented her Letter of Credence to Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.  President Sirleaf accepted her credentials and warmly welcomed Ambassador Elder to Liberia, expressing her appreciation for the excellent, long-term relationship between the United States and Liberia, and especially for the recent ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador to Liberia

  Christine Elder is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service.  She was sworn in June 20, 2016 as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia, and arrived in Monrovia June 22 to assume her responsibilities.  She previously served as the Director for Southern African Affairs, with responsibility for U.S. relations with ten countries ... Read More»

First Lady Michelle Obama to Travel to the Republic of Liberia, the Kingdom of Morocco and the Kingdom of Spain for Let Girls Learn

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the First Lady FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2016 As part of the Let Girls Learn initiative, the First Lady will make stops outside Monrovia and in Marrakech to highlight the US Government’s work to help adolescent girls go to school and stay in school; in Madrid, the First Lady will speak to ... Read More»

2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit Delegates from Liberia

Embassy Monrovia is happy to announce that Charles Cooper of Cookshop.biz, and Naomi Tulay-Solanke of Community Healthcare Initiative, will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place June 22-24, 2016 in Palo Alto, California. They will be joining more than 700 entrepreneurs from around the world along with investors, speakers, and leaders in ... Read More»

Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield: Why Liberia Needs to Join the WTO

By Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State To secure a peaceful and prosperous future for its youngest citizens, Liberia must ensure that they will have ample opportunity to succeed as the country enters its second decade of post-conflict stability.  Membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO) will provide a ... Read More»

Senior State Department Official Promotes Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) at Lab Week

(Monrovia, April 27, 2016) – U.S. Department of State’s Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins is visiting Liberia April 26-29 to participate in a two-day conference celebrating Lab Week.  Ambassador Jenkins will speak about Liberia’s participation in the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and will lead a workshop on Biosafety and Biosecurity. She ... Read More»

Third Group of Response Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn In

Peace Corps-Liberia recently swore in its third group of Response Volunteers for six months to one year of service in communities throughout Liberia.  The swearing-in ceremony brings the total number of Volunteers in Liberia to 23. The next group of Volunteers is expected this summer and will mark a return to full capacity by Peace ... Read More»

U.S. Treasury and Financial Intelligence Unit Ink Agreement

The U.S. Treasury ’s Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) and the Liberia Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) launched a joint effort on February 23, 2016 to develop Liberia’s ability to combat money laundering and counter the financing of terrorism. The Office of Technical Assistance is comprised of five subject-matter teams focused on technical assistance to governments ... Read More»

U.S. Office of Technical Assistance and Liberia Launch Joint Anti-Money Laundering Effort

The U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) today announced the launch of a joint effort with the Government of Liberia to develop the country’s anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism regime. “The United States Treasury’s Office of Technical Assistance has been impressed by the commitment of Liberian counterparts to ... Read More»

CDA Bouleware Dedicates Building at AFL Barracks

On February 10, Charge d’Affaires Mark Boulware (center) dedicated a multi-purpose building at Edward Binyah Barracks for the Armed Forces of Liberia, along with Honorable Brownie Samukai, Jr., Liberian Minister of Defense.  Two buildings were constructed by the AFL and the Michigan Army National Guard engineer soldiers working shoulder-to-shoulder in four rotations from November 2015 – February ... Read More»

Ambassador Answers 20 Questions Posed by Facebook Followers

1. From S Papay Kamara : I want to know from the ambassador what is her expectations of Liberia in those coming years I cannot predict the future, but my fervent hope is that Liberia continues down the road of development, expanding its economy to the benefit of all its citizens; and that the roots of democracy that Liberia ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Confirmed Cases of Ebola Virus Disease

On November 20, the Liberian Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed that three cases of Ebola Virus Disease were found in Montserrado County.  According to the MOH the three confirmed cases are confined to a single family.  Representatives from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization ), and experts in viral diseases are assisting ... Read More»

4 Coordinators of American Spaces completed a rigorous three-day training

Four coordinators of American Spaces completed a rigorous three-day training at the Embassy the week of September 21 as part of their annual training. American Spaces, which are small-scale American-style libraries hosted by educational partners, provide publics outside Monrovia with access to information about the United States. Ambassador Deborah Malac, pictured here with the group, ... Read More»

YALI 2015 Fellows Honor

Ambassador Deborah Malac hosted a reception September 17 in honor of Liberia’s 16 2015 #‎MandelaFellows after their return from the United States.  U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac hosted a reception Thursday evening in honor of Liberia’s 16 2015 #‎MandelaFellows after their return from the United States.  The honorees mingled with other program alumni, Liberian government officials, business ... Read More»

U.S. and Liberian Officials Commission New Water Pipeline System for Robertsport

Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County – The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Liberia (GoL), has inaugurated a new water pipeline extension system that will provide potable water to 200 households and over 1,000 people in Robertsport City, Grand Cape Mount County. The new pipeline, ... Read More»

U.S. CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden Makes Third Visit to Liberia

CDC Director Tom Frieden fields a question during a press conference on August 5 with Ambassador Deborah Malac. Along with U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac, CDC Director Tom Frieden welcomes participants to the first class in the Field Epidemiology Training Program to be held in Liberia. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease ... Read More»

U.S. CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden Makes Third Visit to Liberia

  CDC Director Tom Frieden fields a question during a press conference on August 5 with Ambassador Deborah Malac. Along with U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac, CDC Director Tom Frieden welcomes participants to the first class in the Field Epidemiology Training Program to be held in Liberia. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for ... Read More»

Youth Exchange Study Students (YES) Prepare for Departure

A week-long pre-departure orientation kicked off Thursday, July 30, for eight Liberian high school students who will be participating in the 2015-2016 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange Study (YES) program at high schools across the United States. Ambassador Deborah Malac stopped by the orientation to wish the students well and exhort them to represent Liberia to their ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Hands over Solar Energy Project to Lofa Community

Gbarnway, Lofa County –The United States Government has turned over the completed and operational Gbarnway Solar Electricity Pilot Project to the people of Gbarnway in Lofa County.   The project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is a 24 kilowatt renewable off-grid electricity system that will provide power to 152 households, 5 ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac Visits Liberian Muslims

U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac paid calls on two Muslim communities in Monrovia on July 14 to extend the United States’ greetings marking Ramadan. The Mosques included the New Georgia Estate Junction Mosque in Gardnerville and the 17th Street Mosque in Sinkor. Ambassador Malac met with Liberian Muslim clerics and expressed sentiments on behalf of the ... Read More»

Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Confirmed Case of Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia

On June 29, the Liberian Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed that a case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was found in Lower Margibi County.  Representatives from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USAID Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), and experts in viral diseases are assisting the MOH with case identification, reporting, ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Monrovia Hosts 239th Independence Day Reception

(Monrovia) – U.S. Embassy Monrovia hosted a colorful ceremony on Thursday, July 2, 2015 in observance of the 239thIndependence Day celebration of the United States of America. The ceremony took place at the Executive Pavilion in Monrovia. In her welcoming remarks to guests, U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac commended the Liberian government, especially health workers and ... Read More»

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY: On Ramadan

For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY June 17, 2015 On Ramadan On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, Teresa and I wish all Muslims a happy and blessed Ramadan. Ramadan is a season for heightened reflection, worship, compassion, and community. For Muslims everywhere, this special month provides spiritual nourishment and reinforces appreciation for ... Read More»

U.S. Government Relaxes Screening Procedures for Travelers from Liberia

The U.S. Government has announced it is modifying its enhanced Ebola entry screening and monitoring program for travelers entering the United States from Liberia. As of June 17, 2015, travelers arriving in the United States from Liberia will still have their temperatures taken, be asked about their health and will need to provide local contact ... Read More»

48th Chemical Brigade Ends its Mission in Liberia

Monrovia, Liberia, June 10, 2015 – The 48th Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) Brigade has cased its colors to signify the end of its participation in Operation United Assistance (OUA)-TAC.  OUA was part of the overall ‘whole of U.S. Government’ response to assist Liberia in getting rid of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The brigade ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Evictions, Possible Riots in Gardnersville Township

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of  possible evictions scheduled for Friday, June 5, 2015.  These may take place in Gardnersville Township in the area around the refinery at L.P.R. Compound on Somalia Drive.  These events have the potential to lead to protests or possible riots.  There could be a strong likelihood of crowds and ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Visits Villagers and U.S. Government-Sponsored Projects during a Week-long Trip to Southeast and Central Liberia

Salala, Bong County – U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac met with hundreds of Liberian officials, university administrators, high school faculty, students and beneficiaries of U.S.-funded health, education and small business projects during a week-long road trip through Southeastern and Central Liberia. Ambassador Malac visited Maryland, River Gee, Grand Gedeh, Nimba and Bong Counties from April 13-17. ... Read More»

USAID Associate Administrator Eric Postel to Visit Liberia

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Associate Administrator Eric Postel will visit Liberia May 13-16, 2015.  His trip, part of a three-country tour that will take him to Guinea and Sierra Leone, will focus on USAID’s development assistance supporting post-Ebola recovery efforts in West Africa. During his visit, Associate Administrator Postel will meet with ... Read More»

U.S. CDC Downgrades Ebola Travel Notice in Liberia

On May 4, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta downgraded its travel alert from a Level 3 (Avoid Nonessential Travel) to a Level 2 (Practice Enhanced Precautions) for Liberia. Currently, there are no known cases of Ebola in Liberia.  As of April 18, 2015, contacts of Liberia’s last known Ebola patient have ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Riots in Paynesville/ELWA/Red Light Areas

The U.S. Embassy has received reports that the rioting which occurred yesterday in the Red Light and ELWA Junction areas is currently under control.  The Embassy continues to urge U.S. citizens to remain vigilant – staying aware of their surroundings and avoiding large groups or demonstrations whenever possible. We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens enroll ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Riots in Paynesville/ELWA/Red Light Areas

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of rioting in the Red Light District, in recent hours, which has reportedly spread to the ELWA Junction area of Monrovia.  Due to growing security concerns, the Embassy strongly urges all U.S. citizens to avoid those areas until further notice. We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens enroll in the ... Read More»

Remarks by the President Before Meeting with West African Leaders on Ebola

THE PRESIDENT:  Well, I want to welcome Presidents Sirleaf, Koroma and Condé.  The United States has a long partnership with Liberia and Sierra Leone and Guinea — partnerships that prove to be critical in the fight against Ebola.  We’re here to assess progress today and to look ahead. We begin by noting the incredible losses ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Deborah R. Malac Applauds Mandela Washington Fellowship – Liberia

U.S. Ambassador Deborah R. Malac has applauded the works of alumni of the 2014 Mandela Washington Fellowship – Liberia. Ambassador Malac said upon the return of the Fellows from their program, they immediately and actively got involved in the fight against Ebola in Liberia. “They have been working 24/7, raising the public’s awareness about Ebola ... Read More»

DCM Sheila Paskman Urges Journalists To Be More Professional

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Sheila Paskman has urged Liberian journalists to practice more responsible journalism, and she underscored the need for them to help build a strong democratic society through the dissemination of accurate and reliable information to the public. “Democracy cannot work if people do not know what is going on,” DCM Paskman ... Read More»

48th Chemical Brigade Assumes Command of Operation United Assistance

Monrovia, Liberia, March 20, 2015 –The 48th Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) Brigade has uncased its colors and assumed command of the Operation United Assistance (TAC-OUA) mission from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). “Today’s uncasing ceremony is a milestone in the history of the 48thChemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) Brigade since its activation at ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Helps Celebrate International Women’s Day

Monrovia, March 12—U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac was among several speakers who participated in the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program Liberia (AWEP-L’s) commemoration of International Women’s Day (IWD) in Tappita, Nimba County. March 8 is designated as International Women’s Day, and every year celebrations are held worldwide to highlight women’s social, political, and economic achievements. AWEP-L, an ... Read More»

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release                                          February 20, 2015 On Friday, February 27, President Obama will welcome President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia to the White House.  President Sirleaf’s visit comes at a time of critical cooperation between the United States and Liberia.  As President Obama announced last week, the ... Read More»

United States of America – Liberia Relationship

The U.S.-Liberia relationship dates back nearly 200 years and is stronger than ever as we continue working together to get to zero Ebola cases. Liberia, under the leadership of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has emerged from over a decade of war to be a key champion of democracy, peace, and development. The U.S. is Liberia’s ... Read More»

USAID Food Security Initiative Yield Results

Gbarnga, Bong County –Smallholder farmers have had tremendous results increasing their crop yields  in the past year through new planting practices, improved seeds and technical support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Together with the War Affected Women Educational Empowerment Program (WAWEEP), USAID is working to improve food security in Liberia by ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Announces Resumption of Medical Examinations for Immigrant and Diversity Visas Applicants

Monrovia, February 13, 2015 – The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that medical examinations for all immigrant visa and diversity visa applicants will resume in Liberia on February 16, 2015.  A medical examination completed by an approved panel physician is a requirement for all immigrant and diversity visa applications. Visa applicants in Liberia previously ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Transfers New Health Center to Lofa County Officials

Barkedu, Lofa County – U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac has officially handed over the keys to the new Barkedu Health Center, which was funded with U.S. Government support, to Lofa County Health Officer Dr. Joseph Bolongei. During a ceremony, Ambassador Malac complimented county and local officials and members of the community for working to improve health ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Liberia Travel Warning: Updated

On August 7, 2014 the U.S. Department of State issued a Travel Warning advising against non-essential travel to Liberia.  After review of health conditions, the U.S. Department of State ordered the departure of family members residing with Embassy staff in Monrovia.  The Embassy recommended this action out of an abundance of caution following the determination ... Read More»

U.S. Senator Christopher Coons Asks “How Can We Get To Zero”?

United States Senator from Delaware, Christopher Coons, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs, travelled to Monrovia, Liberia to review the international efforts to stop the spread of the Ebola virus and visit U.S. military servicemen and women deployed as part of Operation United Assistance. “Ebola has claimed the lives of almost ... Read More»

Joint Local Statement on the Special Senatorial Elections in Liberia

The diplomatic community in Liberia and the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) look forward to a free, fair, transparent, and peaceful process for the Special Senatorial Elections scheduled for 20 December 2014. Recognising that this is a sovereign process, we call on all stakeholders to help ensure all eligible Liberians are able to participate ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Senatorial Elections

Senatorial elections will be held on Saturday December 20, 2014. Election candidates are expected to hold campaign events beginning Monday December 15 through 6:00pm on Friday December 19.  Provisional election results are expected to be announced early in the week of December 22. While regulations in place prohibit large gatherings, these restrictions will be largely ... Read More»

Monrovia Medical Unit discharges two more Liberian Healthcare Providers after beating Ebola

D’Geedawoi Johnson and Robert Kpoto came to the Monrovia Medical Unit (MMU) after being confirmed with the Ebola virus disease while providing care in Liberia, but today, December 8, 2014, both men walked out under clear skies on a warm day ready to reunite with their families. D’Geedawoi stops just long enough to look back ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Implications for Travel Because of Ebola in Parts of West Africa

Due to an outbreak of EVD in the West African nations of Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Mali, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued Level 3 Travel Warnings for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone advising against non-essential travel and a Level 2 Travel Alert for Mali, to practice enhanced precautions for avoidance ... Read More»

U.S. Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield Reaffirms the U.S. Commitment to the Liberian People

Monrovia, December 5 – U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield and other members of a high-level U.S. delegation travelled to Monrovia, Liberia December 2-4, 2014 to review the U.S. Government’s Ebola response efforts and to review what steps will need to be taken in a post-Ebola West Africa. The delegation included ... Read More»

U.S.-Run Field Hospital for Ebola Stricken Health Workers Discharges First Patients

The U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps has announced that two patients, both Liberian healthcare workers, were released Monday from the Monrovia Medical Unit (MMU). Both patients have recovered from Ebola and are virus-free. Stanley Sayonkon, a 42-year-old nurse, and Mark Tate, a 43-year-old clinic records specialist, were admitted to the MMU, a 25-bed ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Lifting of the State of Emergency

On November 13, Liberia’s state of emergency, initially announced on August 6, was lifted.  At that time, border and weekly markets were allowed to re-open (unless they are near an Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) hotspot) and authorities are making plans for the eventual opening of schools.  However, Liberia’s existing Public Health Law mandates that the ... Read More»

U.S. Whole-of-Government Effort Aids Frontline Healthcare Workers in the Fight Against Ebola

MONROVIA, Liberia – November 7, 2014 – U.S. Ambassador to Liberia, Deborah R. Malac and Rear Admiral Scott F. Giberson joined Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 to mark the inauguration of the Monrovia Medical Unit (MMU), a 25-bed field hospital located in Margibi County, Liberia. The facility, expected to be fully ... Read More»

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power Reaffirms U.S Commitment to Ebola Nations

In an effort to enhance global awareness and increase the levels of support from the international community, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power spent Tuesday, October 28th in Liberia as part of a larger tour of Ebola affected countries in the region. “President Obama asked me to come to the region as ... Read More»

U.S. Military Brings in Mobile Ebola Testing Labs and other Supplies to Fight Ebola

U.S. military C-17s landed at Roberts International Airport over the weekend carrying key pieces of U.S. military equipment to aid in the anti-Ebola fight:  two mobile Ebola testing labs and equipment to build the 25-bed field hospital for health care workers. The mobile labs will be placed at the Ebola Treatment Centers (ETUs) at Island ... Read More»

More Shipments of the Stepped Up U.S. Response to Ebola Arrive in Liberia

A total of three C-17 U.S. military aircrafts have so far flown into Liberia with assorted U.S. military equipment and personnel for the anti-Ebola fight. More than 50 military personnel, including engineers and airfield specialists, have been brought in as part of the advance team. The cargo includes heavy duty engineering equipment, medical supplies, and ... Read More»

First Shipment of the Ramped Up U.S. Military Response to Ebola Arrives in Liberia

A C-17 U.S. military aircraft arrived in Liberia Thursday with the first shipment of increased U.S. military equipment and personnel for the anti-Ebola fight, which was promised by President Barack Obama in a speech September 16 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. The cargo included a heavy duty forklift, a ... Read More»

Remarks by President Barack Obama on the Ebola Outbreak

“Good afternoon, everybody. Please be seated. I want to thank Dr. Frieden and everybody here at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for welcoming me here today. Tom and his team just gave me an update on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, our efforts to help mobilize the international community to fight it, ... Read More»

President Barack Obama Tells West Africans: ‘You Are Not Alone’ in the Fight against Ebola

U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac held a media roundtable  with 30 Liberian journalists Tuesday to screen the video of President Barack Obama’s message to the people of West Africa about the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and to give them an overview of the  $19.6 million the United States has committed to fight the disease. In his ... Read More»

Worldwide Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to screening procedures, travel restrictions, and reduced aviation transportation options in response to the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.  This Travel Alert will expire on February 27, 2015. Due to an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the West African ... Read More»

U.S. Government Airlifts More than 16 Tons of Medical Equipment to Liberia

On August 24, the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), airlifted more than 16 tons of medical equipment and emergency supplies to Liberia for the Ebola response.  The shipment included 10,000 sets of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), two water treatment units and two ... Read More»

The U.S. Government Announces $5 Million More to Help Liberia in its Anti-Ebola Fight

CDC Director Dr. Frieden and team meet with Dr. Lyndon G. Mabande, Medical Director at the Firestone Hospital, Dr. Benedict Wolo, a physician at the hospital, and President/General Manager of the Firestone Rubber Plantation, Ed Garcia Dr. Frieden addresses journalists at a press conference Wednesday at the Ministry of Information. Seated behind him are Information ... Read More»

U.S. Medical Experts and Emergency Responders Arrive in Liberia

A high-level delegation of U.S. medical experts and emergency responders, led by Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Tom Frieden , is in Liberia to see firsthand the impact of the Ebola outbreak, to assess response activities, and to hear from government officials, international partners, and health care workers in West Africa to see ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Quarantine of the West Point Community and Curfew

On August 19, the Government of Liberia established a quarantine for the West Point community in Monrovia, and for Dolo Town in Margibi County due to confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease. The quarantine restricts movement in or out of these areas. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the quarantined areas. The Government of Liberia ... Read More»

The United States Increases Its Assistance for Anti-Ebola Efforts in West Africa

The United States is stepping up its efforts to help contain the Ebola outbreak in Liberia and the other affected countries in West Africa by increasing the number of personnel, emergency supplies, and funding to the region. This week, the Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) —which is overseeing the overall U.S. Ebola response efforts—will ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Warning

Due to the increase in demand for routine U.S. citizen services – including those associated with passports, visa pages, notary requests, and consular report of birth abroad applications – an appointment system has been instituted to provide efficient service and to avoid long wait times. Walk-in hours for routine U.S. citizen services are no longer ... Read More»

Peace Corps Administrative Leave/Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)

As a result of the current outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in the region, the U.S. Peace Corps in Liberia is on administrative Leave. The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia remains open and fully operational. There continues to be active transmission of (EVD) in Liberia, with the total number of cases of confirmed, probable, and suspected infection at ... Read More»

U.S. State Department Releases 2013 International Religious Freedom Report

The U. S. Department of State released its 2013 International Religious Freedom report on Liberia. The report says Liberia’s constitution, laws and policies protect religious freedom, and, in practice, the government generally respected religious freedom in the past year. There were no reports of societal abuses or discrimination based on religious affiliation, belief, or practice. ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)

There continues to be active transmission of Ebola virus disease in Liberia, with the total number of cases of confirmed, probable, and suspected infection at over 300. The most affected counties are Lofa, Montserrado, Bong, and Bomi. However, cases have been found in other counties as well. Representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Monrovia Press Statement

(Monrovia, Thursday, July 24, 2014) — We are aware of reports that several Liberian government officials had their U.S. visas cancelled recently. Under U.S. law, we cannot comment on individual visa cases. That said, the partnership between the United States and Liberia remains strong. We have worked together through many difficult times. We are committed ... Read More»

Young Liberian leader, part of Obama initiative, studies at Wagner College in New York City

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., USA — For the last 5 weeks, Samuel Duo of Liberia has been part of a group of 25 young African leaders from 19 sub-Saharan countries who have been studying civic leadership/engagement and nonprofit organization management at Wagner College, in the New York City borough of Staten Island. The Wagner College cohort ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Highlights Closed Bilateral Ties

Monrovia, July 11 – Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac highlighted the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (YALI) Program and the upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit as examples of the countries’ close collaboration in remarks at a U.S. Independence Day reception (July 3). In addressing the audience of 750 government officials, ... Read More»

U.S. Government Donates Personal Protective Equipment to Support the Response to the Ebola Outbreak

Monrovia, Liberia—The U.S. Government has donated another supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the World Health Organization to support the international response to the Ebola outbreak which is affecting Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. The donation, including aprons, face masks, gowns, caps and cadaver bags, are in addition to a previous donation by the ... Read More»

Meet Liberia’s 15 Washington Fellows! Congratulations!!

The Washington Fellowship is the new flagship program of President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).  This program will bring over 500 young leaders to the United States each year, beginning this summer, for leadership training and mentoring, and will create unique opportunities in Africa to put those new skills to practical use in propelling economic ... Read More»

USAID Mission Director Calls for an Increase in the Number of Trained Female Teachers

Zorzor, Lofa County – One hundred and fifty-six graduates were awarded pre-service “C” certificates, qualifying them to teach at the primary school level at a colorful ceremony witnessed by hundreds of people on the campus of the Zorzor Rural Teacher Training Institute (ZRTTI) on June 21. The graduates, mostly between the ages of 25 to 35 ... Read More»

Visiting U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom Discusses Key Issues with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Members of her Cabinet

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom met with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her key advisors June 20 during a two-day official visit to Liberia. The advisors present at the meeting included Minister of Foreign Affairs Augustine Ngafuan, Minister of State and Chief of Staff Dr. Edward McClain, Minister ... Read More»

U.S. State Department Releases 2014 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report on Liberia

The U.S. Department of State has released its 2014 Trafficking in Person (TIP) report on Liberia and has praised Liberia for making substantial progress in combatting human trafficking although it says more work still needs to be done. The report says Government of Liberia does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever UPDATE

June 16, 2014: Recent reports confirm new cases of Ebola in Liberia as well as cases in neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone. These cases are from the Foya area and from Montserrado County/Monrovia. The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the situation closely and to support the efforts of Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) in its ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever UPDATE

June 11, 2014: Recent reports confirm one new case of Ebola in Liberia as well as multiple cases in neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone.  The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the situation closely and to support the efforts of Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) in its public health response.  Experts from the U.S. have ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Donates New Goat Quarantine Facility to Liberia

Gbarnga, Bong County — U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac has officially handed over a new goat quarantine facility to Liberia’s Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI) outside Gbarnga, in Bong County. The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Food and Enterprise Development Program (FED), rehabilitated the former livestock facility so that it can ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever UPDATE

There are no new reports of deaths in Liberia resulting from Ebola hemorrhagic fever. Medical experts from the U.S. continue to assist the Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) in diagnosing suspected cases, tracing contacts, and training medical workers throughout the country. The U.S. Embassy continues to closely monitor the situation. Further information ... Read More»

The U.S. Ambassador Urges Liberians to Get Involved in Agriculture to Guarantee the Country’s Future Food Security

Saniquellie, Nimba County —  U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac says the U.S. Government is making major investments to support Liberia’s agriculture sector and its agricultural education through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Food and Enterprise Development program, known as FED. In an address (April 2) to 400 school administrators, faculty and students at Nimba County ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever UPDATE

This Message is an update to the Message for U.S. Citizens sent on April 4, 2014. Representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), experts in viral diseases, have arrived in Liberia. They are assisting the Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) with case ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Launches Farm-to-Market Road Network in Nimba County

Payee, Nimba County – U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac officially launched construction of a ‘feeder road’ from Bahn-Payee-Zuoplay, calling the groundbreaking ceremony the beginning of a major commitment by the U.S. Government to support farm-to-market road rehabilitation in Liberia. Alongside Ambassador Malac, Liberia’s Minister of Public Works, Antoinette Weeks, local officials and farmers all turned a ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Calls for Integrated Action to Manage Emergencies in Liberia

Monrovia, April 8 – U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac has urged participants at a high-level ministerial meeting to analyze how the Liberian government can work with other stakeholders to coordinate its response to a major disaster and to identify how to improve its ability to manage disasters effectively. In opening the meeting, U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever

The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has been advised that a woman confirmed to have Ebola has traveled to the Firestone Plantation Camp in Monrovia.  The woman at Firestone contracted Ebola while caring for her sister who died of Ebola in Foya, Lofa County, Liberia.  She was at Foya under observation in isolation, but unfortunately left ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever In Guinea

On March 24, the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia posted a message on reported cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Guinea. At that time, the Government of Guinea confirmed the presence of the Ebola virus in the Nzérékoré (Guinee Forestiere) region, mostly in the administrative district of Gueckedo and in the town of Macenta.  Symptoms include ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever In Guinea – Warden Message To U.S. Citizens

The Government of Guinea has confirmed the presence of the Ebola virus in the Nzérékoré (Guinee Forestiere) region, mostly in the administrative district of Gueckedo and in the town of Macenta.  Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, a high fever and heavy bleeding.  To date there have been recorded 80 cases in Guinea with 59 fatalities.  No ... Read More»

U.S. and Liberian Governments Support Efforts of Young Farmers

(Buchanan, Grand Bassa County) — The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has reiterated its commitment to helping Liberia reduce poverty and achieve food security. Speaking at the close of a back-to-school garden competition for over 2,500 young farmers in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, USAID Deputy Mission Director Barbara Dickson ... Read More»

USAID Mission Director: Civil Society and Media are Key Stakeholders in Nation-Building

(Gbarnga, Liberia) — The Mission Director for the U.S. Agency for International Development in Liberia (USAID), John Mark Winfield, says civil society organizations (CSOs) and the media are important actors in the process of nation-building. In a keynote address at a Social Enterprise Development Business Plan Competition in Gbarnga, Bong County, the USAID Director acknowledged ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Applauds Returned Education Scholars

On Saturday, January 18, U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Deborah Malac praised 19 Liberians for their hard work earning education-related master’s degrees urged them to use their skills, knowledge and abilities to further develop Liberia’s education sector.  Her comments were delivered at the welcome back ceremony for those graduates who received scholarships from the U.S. Agency ... Read More»

U.S. Government Donates US$2.2 Million in Equipment and Facilities to the Liberian Coast Guard

(Monrovia, February 4, 2014) —The U.S. Government has donated US$2.2 million in equipment and facilities, including two pursuit boats, to the Liberian Coast Guard to enable it to better patrol and protect Liberia’s coastal waters. In addition to the 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement (SPC-LE) pursuit boats, the donation includes two Ford F-350 trucks, two ... Read More»

U.S. and Liberian Officials Begin Construction of a New Water Pipeline for Robertsport

(Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount) — U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac and USAID’s Global Water Coordinator, Chris Holmes, along with officials from the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC), joined local residents at a ground-breaking ceremony for a new pipeline that will bring clean drinking water to densely-populated areas of Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County. At the ... Read More»

USAID Annnounces $5 Million in Additional Assistance for West Africa Ebola Response

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing an additional $5 million to help combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The announcement brings USAID’s commitment for the Ebola response to nearly $19.6 million since the outbreak was first reported in March 2014. Jeremy Konyndyk, Director of USAID’s Office of U.S. ... Read More»

The U.S. Government Supports Liberian Voter Registration Drive

The Acting Mission Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development in Liberia, Barbara Dickerson, says the Voter Registration Update is critical for Liberians to continue to exercise their right to vote. In remarks at the launch of the Civic and Voters Roll update, Acting Director Dickerson said there are an estimated 400,000 Liberians who ... Read More»
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