Restoring the Battered and Broken Environment of Liberia
United Nations Environment Programme Report Highlights How War and Conflict Has Harmed Forests and Water Resources
Nairobi, 13 February 2004 - Nearly 15 years of war and conflict have severely compromised the environment of Liberia, with drinking water and sewage systems in such a damaged state they represent a serious threat to public health.
Urgent action is also needed to restore electricity supplies, including Liberiaís main hydro-electric plant. Serious electricity shortages are forcing many Liberians to chop down trees and destroy precious habitats like mangrove swamps for fuel wood and charcoal. >> Full release
-> Full report: Desk Study on the Environment in Liberia [PDF]
-> Post Conflict Assessment Branch
-> United Nations Development Groupís (UNDG) [web site]
-> International Conference on Reconstruction in Liberia [UN Press release]