July 17 2003

Liberia's capital ruled by fear

17/07/2003 - Despite a fragile cease-fire between troops loyal to the government and the LURD rebels, Liberia's capital Monrovia is under rule of anarchy and fear. Ten thousand refugees are living in catastrophic conditions. 1,000 people are staying on in the SOS Children's Village at the moment, hundreds are being provided with food and other goods, as well as medical care.

Jacob, brought into the world a week ago at the SOS Clinic - Photo: SOS Archives

Distributing rice to the refugees - Photo: SOS Archives