A once war-torn Liberia’s statistics speak for themselves. Afflicted by an astonishingly high child mortality rate of 112 per 1 000 live births (although very much improved from 247 in 1990), the nation is further plagued by high levels of undernutrition across the population: of the 4.1 million inhabitants, 1.2 million, or 33 percent, remain undernourished. Liberia’s per capita daily caloric intake is 2 163, with 7 percent being protein. Life expectancy and child nutrition continue to indicate improvements, but that at the same time, Liberia can continue to take advantace of its current more stable conditions to address its gaps in life quality and food security.
Source: FAO Country Profiles: Liberia