Tag Archives: Liberia

Hailed, All-Female Indian Police Unit Departs U.N. Mission in Liberia

Monrovia, Liberia. “We see you as family,” Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf recently told the women of the all-female Indian police unit serving in her country under the United Nations flag. President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (left) with members of the all-female Indian Formed Police Unit serving with the UN Mission in Liberia. Photo: Emmanuel Tobey/UNMIL. “If I had […]

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Liberia Lifts Ebola Curfew, Opens Borders

Monrovia, Liberia.  A Liberian health ministry official said the country will continue to observe all Ebola preventive protocols and regulations until it achieves “zero infections.” This came as President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Sunday ordered the lifting of the nationwide Ebola curfew put in place in August to prevent the further spread of the virus. Liberian […]

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Cuba Hosts U.N. Ebola Conference, Sends MDs to West Africa

Havana, Cuba.  Ebola is no longer a localized public health emergency, top UN officials said in Havana today as they commended Cuba for sending doctors and nurses to the affected countries in West Africa, and addressed regional leaders gathering to discuss ways to resolve the emergency and halt spread of the virus to regional States. […]

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Failed States: Index Quantifies that Feeling in My Gut

United Nations, N.Y. What is a failed state?  Building orphanages and orphan care programs around the world, I have dealt in terrible conditions, where the government — and even people — have been broken.  Aceh and Sri Lanka after the Tsunami, and Haiti after Hurricane Jeanne and the recent earthquake to name only a few.  […]

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My First HuffPo Piece: Orphans International Worldwide

It has been a banner week in my life. Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary hosted a benefit for Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW), the U.N.-accredited organization I founded six years ago. Then, I was lauded by Congress as an “extraordinarily effective humanitarian, activist, and philanthropist.” Plus, on Nov. 12th my first article for the […]

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Women for Peace Concert at the U.N. General Assembly

Tonight I find myself at the performance of Women for Peace at the U.N. General Assembly, hosted by Mrs. Ban Soon-taek. This show has African drummers, the Drum Café Dance Ensemble from Johannesburg. They were wonderful but ultimately lacking the authenticity our pulsating Togolese dancers and drummers brought to the Americas Society on Park Avenue […]

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