AT A GLANCE:
Liberia, located on the West African coast, was still in the process of recovering from a 14-year civil war when Ebola created a new challenge in 2014. Many children died, and others who survived lost one or both parents. Children were forced to leave home, and those whose parents or siblings died were suddenly shunned. Liberia is still experiencing a new wave of orphans similar to the one caused by war.
Religion: Christian (85.6%), Muslim (12.2%)
Language: English (20%), 20 ethnic group languages (few of which can be written)
Percent of people living on less than $3.10/day: 89.61%