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  Demographics of Liberia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Because of the civil war and its accompanying problem of insecurity, the number of Westerners in Liberia is low and confined largely to Monrovia and its immediate surroundings.
Liberia was traditionally noted for its hospitality and academic institutions, iron mining and rubber industry booms, cultural skills and arts and craft works.
Demographics of Liberia, Data of FAO, year 2005 ; Number of inhabitants in thousands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Demographics_of_Liberia   (377 words)

 Liberia - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Republic of Liberia is a country on the west coast of Africa, bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Côte d'Ivoire.
The history of Liberia as a political entity begins with the arrival of the fl American settlers — the Americo-Liberians, as they were to be known — who established a colony of “free men of color” on its shore in 1822 under the auspices of the American Colonization Society.
The founding of Liberia was privately sponsored by American religious and philanthropic groups, but the colony enjoyed the support and unofficial cooperation of the United States government.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Liberia   (1369 words)

 Liberia -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Liberia, which means "Land of the Free", was founded as an independent nation by freed slaves from the United States.
Taylor was quickly flown to Liberia, where he was shuffled onto a waiting UN helicopter to face charges for crimes against humanity in Sierra Leone (although the venue for this trial may shift to the Hague).
According to statistics published by UNESCO for the years 1999-2000 (the most recent available for Liberia as of 2005) 61%[6] of primary-school age and 18% (estimated)[7] of secondary-school age children were enrolled in school.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Liberia   (2908 words)

 LIBERIA FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The history of Liberia as a political entity begins with the arrival of the fl American settlers — the Americo-Liberians, as they came to be known — who established a colony of “free men of color” on its shore in 1822 under the auspices of the American Colonization Society.
Liberia retained its independence during the Scramble for Africa, but lost its claim to extensive territories that were annexed by Britain and France.
Liberia was traditionally noted for its hospitality, academic institutions, cultural skills, and arts/craft works.
www.statelawonline.com /Liberia   (1494 words)

 Chatham House - Press Releases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Liberia’s formation as a haven for freed slaves from North America under the auspices of the American Colonisation Society – an organisation of well-meaning Quakers and other abolitionists – was an experiment that went very badly wrong from the beginning.
Liberia’s non-colonial past contributed to its physical underdevelopment as there was no major power with a vested interest in making the country an example of its largesse, as was done in Cote D’Ivoire and Senegal, for example.
Liberia’s struggle for the liberation of the African continent from the yoke of colonialism did not endear it to hearts of the colonialists.
www.riia.org /index.php?id=189&pid=119   (2834 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » IRC calls for US Government and humanitarian community to protect Liberian ...
Liberia's capital Monrovia, a city built for 300,000, has swelled to more than 1 million with many humanitarian agencies estimating that Monrovia now shelters half the nation's people.
Liberia is now 70% under the control of rebel forces LURD and MODEL.
Once again we are on the verge of a humanitarian disaster in Liberia and unfortunately once again the international community seems ill prepared to manage and contain the consequences of a failed regime.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/AllDocsByUNID/510fccf90384f90785256d5f00739b97   (1351 words)

 LiberianForum.Com ~ Liberian Information Online
Liberia is endowed with abundant natural resources, paramount among which are iron ore, gold, diamond, fisheries, tree crops and timber from its vast tropical rain forest.
Liberia is endowed with abundant natural resources, paramount among which are iron ore, gold, diamond, fisheries, rubber and timber from its vast tropical rain forests and a variety of animal species.
Liberia has about 45% of the tropical rain forest in the Upper Guinea region comprising some five West African countries and is labeled one of the "hot spots" in the world in terms of its untapped forest resources.
www.liberianforum.com /liberianfacts.htm   (4577 words)

 CWS Country Profile: Liberia
Liberia has suffered through 14 years of conflict — civil war, the forced recruitment of children into both military and rebel groups, amputations on men, women, and children by the warring sides, frequent changes in government leadership, and many broken ceasefires.
CWS Executive Director Rev. John L. McCullough, in letters to U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, has urged a multinational peacekeeping force be dispatched to West Africa and that the U.S. “assume a significant leadership role” in concert with African and other international bodies.
In July 2003, a CWS emergency assessment team was deployed to Liberia -- invited by CWS partners, Concerned Christian Community (CCC) and the YMCA of Liberia -- to assist in identifying humanitarian relief efforts which could be of immediate assistance to displaced families.
www.churchworldservice.org /news/Liberia/liberia-profile.html   (972 words)

 ReliefWeb » Map Filter »   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Liberia: EPI health facility (as of 1 Sep 2005) and health facility by type (as of 23 Aug 2005) (PDF, 1,121k)
Liberia: The status of beneficiaries of emergency assistance during 2005 rice planting season (PDF, 73k)
Liberia: Displaced population as of December 2003 (PDF, 517k)
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.nsf/doc404?OpenForm&rc=1&cc=lbr   (541 words)

 United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)
The parties to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed in Accra in August 2003 were motivated by concerns about the years of civil war and the suffering of the population, and by the desire of the Liberian people for genuine lasting peace, national unity and reconciliation.
The NEC was inaugurated on 29 April 2004 and is the exclusive electoral authority responsible for the organization and conduct of the elections.
The NEC is an autonomous oversight and policy-making body, responsible for the overall supervision and control of the process of the elections, including the preparation, organization and adoption of all necessary measures to ensure the freedom and fairness of the elections.
www.unmil.org /content.asp?cat=elections   (1428 words)

 TradePort Country Profiles from World Trade Press
Liberia's overall adult literacy is around 38.3 percent.
A civil war in 1989-96 destroyed much of Liberia's economy, especially the infrastructure in and around Monrovia.
Richly endowed with water, mineral resources, forests, and a climate favorable to agriculture, Liberia had been a producer and exporter of basic products, while local manufacturing, mainly foreign owned, had been small in scope.
www.tradeport.org /countries/liberia/01grw.html   (456 words)

 Liberia Deforestation Rates and Related Forestry Figures
Liberia is home to at least 2200 species of vascular plants, of which 4.7% are endemic.
Civil war and government mismanagement have destroyed much of Liberia's economy, especially the infrastructure in and around Monrovia, while continued international sanctions on diamonds and timber exports will limit growth prospects for the foreseeable future.
The Plan was created in October 2005 by the International Contact Group for Liberia to help ensure transparent revenue collection and allocation - something that was lacking under the Transitional Government and that has limited Liberia's economic recovery.
rainforests.mongabay.com /deforestation/2000/Liberia.htm   (881 words)

 Top20Liberia.com - Your Top20 Guide to Liberia!
They named the land "Liberia," which in European languages and Latin means "Land of the Free".
The run-off poll is currently scheduled for November 8, 2005.
According to statistics published by UNESCO for the years 1999-2000 (the most recent available for Liberia as of 2005) 61%[1] of primary-school age and 18% (estimated)[2] of secondary-school age children were enrolled in school.
www.top20liberia.com   (1549 words)

 Summary of Recommendations
The UN Special Representative in Liberia should work with the Liberian government to facilitate regular UN assessment trips to upper Lofa county to monitor humanitarian and human rights conditions there.
Liberia's national leaders, including President Charles Taylor, should regularly visit all counties "up country" to foster reconciliation and demonstrate support for the efforts of residents to rebuild their local communities.
Liberia's recovery is handicapped by their absence from the country.
www.fol.org /reports/lst_page2.html   (1720 words)

 The Devil in the Demographics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Though the estimates may well deviate from the actual, and today unobservable, demographic characteristics of countries for the past 50 years, the demographic data used in this study are comparable, both over countries and over time.
The demographic data used in this study are the most reliable population data that are available.
Many of the independent demographic, economic and regime variables in this analysis are believed to be strongly influenced by the incidence of armed conflict.
www.isanet.org /noarchive/urdal.html   (5030 words)

 Guinea - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
It is bound by Guinea-Bissau to the northwest, Senegal and Mali to the north, the Ivory Coast to the east, Sierra Leone and Liberia to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest.
In Sept. 1990 civil servants, students, teachers and workers frustrated with the pace of reforms demonstrated only to be dispersed by tear gas and rubber bullets.
Further strains were placed on the economy when thousands of Guinean refugees were repatriated as a result of Liberia's civil war.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/guinea.htm   (1136 words)

 TLC Africa.Com
The Government of Liberia has directed that all Ministries should deposit their respective revenue intake in a central account that will be decided by the Ministry of Finance in conjunction with the Central Bank, Information Minister Johnny McClain said Thursday.
MONROVIA, Liberia - The chairwoman of the U.N. committee overseeing sanctions on Liberia said Saturday she hoped the measures imposed on the diamond and timber industries would soon be lifted thanks to progress the country has made.
Ellen appoints Liberia's First Female Police Chief, view her credentials...
www.tlcafrica.com   (783 words)

 21st Century Demographics: Highs and Lows by Joseph Chamie - The Globalist > > Global Development
While the future by definition remains uncertain, Joseph Chamie — former director of the UN Population Division — provides some insights into trends that will shape our world in the decades to come.
It is estimated that about one-third of the university graduates from Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya are currently living abroad.
In addition to playing an increasingly important demographic role in the 21st century, the increased numbers and flows of migrants will also have significant social, economic, political and cultural consequences.
www.theglobalist.com /StoryId.aspx?StoryId=4629   (1312 words)

 danieldrezner.com :: Daniel W. Drezner :: Demographics and international relations
And demographic change is only sharp and discontinuous in times of utter upheaval and catastrophe (circumstances, to be sure, not unfamiliar to modern Russia, China, Cambodia, and Korea — and a number of other Asian or Eurasian populations).
There is some strong evidence that the main cause of demographic decline in Western Europe, Japan, and the USSR is related to the relative growth in government.
If population demographics could be a problem, they could only be even worse problems in a situation where there is also economic instability as well.
www.danieldrezner.com /archives/001105.html   (7943 words)

This may be explained by a combination of factors related to declining fertility levels, the return of large numbers of refugees to their countries in the recent past and the migration of youth out of the country over the years.
With peace attained in conflict areas like Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea Bissau and Southern Senegal (Cassamance), many refugees from these countries have either returned home or have been resettled in Europe and the Americas.
Although fertility levels in The Gambia remain amongst the highest in the world, recent estimates from the 2003 census indicate declining fertility.
www.csd.gm /demographics.htm   (496 words)

 SP: Projects
She is responsible for 80 children who were orphaned in a horrifying raid during the height of the civil war in Liberia.
Now that there is a peace agreement in Liberia, Mama Feeta and her family live in a cramped three-bedroom house.
She feeds her children with donated rice and wheat, teaches them Sunday school lessons, leads them in prayer and Christian songs, and keeps them busy by making bricks that could be used to build a proper home.
www.samaritanspurse.org /Country_Article.asp?ArticleID=47   (370 words)

 Liberia - OneLook Dictionary Search
Liberia : The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
Liberia : The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy [home, info]
Phrases that include Liberia: air liberia, boy scouts of liberia, culture of liberia, demographics of liberia, freedom alliance party of liberia, more...
www.onelook.com /?w=Liberia&ls=a   (203 words)

 Demographic Links
In 1998, the two hundredth anniversary of Thomas Robert Malthus's "Essay on the Principle of Population" was observed.
According to demographic transition theory, there are five demographic epochs in the history of human population growth which have a profound bearing on such things as the pace of social change, the rate of cultural evolution, or the relative size of dependent populations.
Among the demographers' statistics is the dependency ratio of a population, comprised of the proportion of non-working young (the youth dependency ratio, those 15 and under divided by those 16 to 64 years of age) and old (whose dependency ratio is the number 65 and older divided again by those 16 to 64).
www.trinity.edu /~mkearl/demograp.html   (2519 words)

 AdvertisingAge - Digital Edition
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 AFRICA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Statistics for each country include geography, demographics, health, human factors, education, science and technology, government and law, labor force, production sectors, manufacturing sector, and finance, economics, and trade.
Relief workers and peacekeepers sexually exploit females in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
Ministers from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone met to discuss peace talks over the Mono River Union.
www.au.af.mil /au/aul/bibs/africa02/afr2402.htm   (1303 words)

 Population Issues - Demographics
Fertility rates in countries at the intermediate level, where women have between 2.1 and 5 children on average, are expected to drop below replacement level by 2050.
AIDS is altering the demographics of many countries, especially in Africa.
It will take several years to tell whether the jump in 2000 was a temporary blip on the fertility-rate screen or a more permanent trend, demographers say.
www.populationmedia.org /issues/demographics.html   (3126 words)

 CountryWatch Demographics (table)
CountryWatch Demographics (table) represents a vast amount of recent demographic information for the countries recognized by the U.S. State Department.
CountryWatch Demographics (table) provides geography, population, social indicators, economy, key sectors of each economy and the environment.
The time series estimates for the years from 1995 to 1999 are generated for non reference year values by utilizing the real GDP growth rates for 1995-1999 given by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the May 2000 edition of the World Economic Outlook.
www.library.cornell.edu /olinuris/ref/maps/gis/worldesri01/cntrywch.htm   (3674 words)

 Dynamic Demographics
Gregory Spencer, a Census Bureau demographer, March, 1996.
Last season, 172 Major League baseball players had been born in Central or South America, Mexico or the Caribbean.
In 1993, the "Top Ten" countries from which the U.S. received refugees were: the former Soviet Union, Vietnam, Haiti, Laos, Somalia, Iraq, Cuba, Iran, Ethiopia, and Liberia.
www.diversitydtg.com /articles/demogs.html   (1154 words)

 GEsource - Search Results for   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Taken from the CIA World Factbook, this page provides a social, political, demographic and economic overview of Liberia.
The information is updated regularly, and also includes a map and the national flag.
Keywords: Liberia, environment, geography, demographics, government, politics, transport, communications, population, economics, culture, area studies, regional geography,
www.gesource.ac.uk /roads/cgi-bin/fullrecordsql.pl?handle=2003814-1839   (89 words)

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