The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), World Food Program USA and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held a notable gathering with Liberian government leaders in Monrovia on Monday, January 15, 2024.
The meeting was attended by World Food Program USA President and CEO Barron Segar, Church Africa West Area President Elder S. Gifford Nielsen, and a delegation representing the organizations including Elder Alfred Kyungu, second counselor in the Africa West Area Presidency. The leaders discussed joint efforts to help Liberians with food insecurity.
Liberia is still reeling from a 14-year civil war (1989–2003) that decimated national infrastructure and basic social services. Today, nearly 84% of the families in this country of 5.5 million people live on less than US$1.25 a day, and 47% of households are food insecure.