The purpose of this project is to prepare the Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) for the upcoming 2017 presidential and representatives elections, ensuring they are ready to provide humanitarian assistance in a coordinated manner to address election-related violent events. In Liberia, every election since 2005 has experienced some level of violence, however, the level and intensity of the violence varies from election to election. Although electoral violence may be considered less severe in Liberia than in other countries in the Sub-region. Notwithstanding, with the evolution of pre-election developments, elections violence at a higher level is imminent. Liberia goes to the polls on October 10, 2017, where 73 representative seats and a President and Vice President will be voted for by over 2 million registered voters across the country. This project takes place in Liberia.
The LNRCS strategy will focus on the mobilization of volunteers, staff, emergency teams and chapter response teams to provide first aid services to affected persons, evacuation of the injured to health facilities, provision of RFL (assisting relatives to find their missing family members) and psychosocial support service
This program seeks to reach 10,000 people.