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LSA's Commitment to Liberian Children's Welfare

Updated: Feb 23

Improving the Lives of Liberian Children: A Call to Action by LSA!

In recent times, the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) has been deeply concerned about the plight of many children in Liberia. Economic hardships, exacerbated by the aftermath of the Ebola epidemic, have left numerous families struggling to make ends meet. Parents, grappling with unemployment and financial instability, are finding it increasingly difficult to provide for their children's basic needs.

The Ebola outbreak, which claimed the lives of thousands of Liberians, also left behind a legacy of chaos and disruption. One of the most distressing consequences has been the rise in the number of orphaned children, left vulnerable and without adequate support. While official figures may underestimate the true extent of the crisis, reports from organizations like the World Health Organization paint a bleak picture of the situation.

Additionally, the United Nations reports that a majority of Liberians live below the poverty line, surviving on less than $2 per day. This dire economic reality means that many children are living in deplorable conditions, lacking access to essentials such as food, shelter, and clothing. Tragically, some children have been forced into exploitative situations, assuming the role of breadwinners in their households out of sheer necessity.

LSA firmly believes that every child deserves a chance at a healthy, dignified life. This includes access to fundamental rights such as safety, education, and proper healthcare. While some Liberian children may be fortunate enough to enjoy a decent standard of living, the reality for many others is one of hardship and struggle.

In response to this urgent need, LSA's new leadership is calling on all Liberians living in Sweden to join hands in support of a vital initiative: "Let Liberians Living in Sweden Help Underprivileged Children in Liberia." This campaign aims to galvanize support and resources to improve the lives of vulnerable children in Liberia.

According to Mr. David Ford, the newly elected President of LSA, this initiative presents an opportunity for Liberians and Swedish-Liberians alike to contribute to a greater cause. By coming together, we can make a tangible difference in the lives of these children and offer them hope for a brighter future.

In the coming weeks and months, LSA will be hosting meetings and discussions to further develop and refine this initiative. We encourage all members of the community to stay informed and engaged by subscribing to updates on this critical issue.

Together, let us stand in solidarity with the children of Liberia and work towards building a more compassionate and inclusive society for all.

ThAll children living in deplorable conditions deserves a better life
Liberian Children

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