After 14 years of civil war, Liberia is in a serious food crisis. Seventy percent of the population is solely dependant on agriculture for their food production, but even 5 years after the war has ended, Liberia’s infrastructure and economy are still feeling its devastating effects.
Women and children feel the brunt of this crisis as the struggle to provide food and sustainability for the households becomes increasingly difficult. Pregnant women are especially in need of nutritional aid, but 85 percent of Liberians have no access to healthcare.
OIC International has developed the Health, Agriculture and Nutrition Development for Sustainability Program (HANDS) to try to eliminate the current food gap and nutritional deficit—greatest among women and children–in the most food insecure parts of Liberia. This program will achieve long-term benefits as it helps Liberian women and men to help themselves with training and vocational programs, business development, and the distribution of soy flour and soy beans.
As we attempt to grow these struggling economies, we ask for your help to support our efforts and campaigns like HANDS, a program that will benefit over half a million Liberians, many of them women and children, over the next five years.
To learn more about this crisis and see how you can help, visit oici.org.
Your OIC International Team
P.S. Women and children are feeling the largest effects of a food crisis brought on by 14 years of civil war in Liberia. Support our efforts to help these communities thrive again by visiting oici.org today.