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Liberia

Republic of Liberia has a total land area of about 111.369 Square km. Population of about 4.8 Million with a growth rate of 2.7%. Ethnic groups include  (Kpelle 20.3%), Bassa (13%), Grebo (10%), Gio (8%), Mamo (7%), Kru (6%), Lorma (5.1) , Kissi (4.8), Gola (4.4) and other groups about 20%. About 86% of the population are Christians, Muslims 12.2%, other religious groups 2.2%.

 

Social Challenges facing the Republic of Liberia

Literacy rate  about 60.8 %
Female Literacy rate about 56.8%
54 % of population living in poverty
17% of school age children are out of school
16.6% of children are engaged in Child labor
HIV AIDS adult prevalence is about 2.1%
About 4200 Ebola orphans
About 8000 Ebola Survivors

 

                                                 

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