Liberia's Deadly Gap: Rhetoric and Reality on Water

July 18, 2014 /
Amelia Warshaw, Samuel Loewenberg
Many malnourished children suffer more from poor sanitation than lack of food. Simple things like hand washing, sewage systems, and public latrines could save millions of lives each year.
March 25, 2013 / Front Page Africa
Tecee Boley
Student politics in Liberia usually focus on better tuition and lower fees but one student leader insists that lack of clean water and sanitation facilities is the biggest problem students face.
April 26, 2012 / PBS NewsHour
Tecee Boley
Water and sanitation are at the center of a heated political debate in Liberia. Why are so many still going without?
April 25, 2012 / PBS NewsHour
Tecee Boley, Stephen Sapienza
Liberian journalist Tecee Boley and NewsHour special correspondent Steve Sapienza on why the effects of war and a lack of accountability mean poor access to clean water and sanitation.
March 23, 2012 /
Peter Sawyer
Peter Sawyer presents the Pulitzer Center's West Africa collaborative water reporting initiative--a new approach to covering systemic global issues.
January 4, 2012 /
Ameto Akpe, Tecee Boley
A collaborative investigation into the water sector in Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Liberia in partnership with local journalists and their outlets.
December 7, 2011 / African Standard
Tecee Boley
Eighteen percent of all deaths in Liberia are related to illnesses caused by poor water and sanitation. Can the government provide safe, clean water to its people?
November 18, 2011 / Liberia Women Democracy Radio
Tecee Boley
The Liberian government claims it has provided piped water to Monrovia's worst slum. Yet, the erratic supply leaves residents with little choice but to keep on consuming unclean water.
September 2, 2011 / Pulitzer Center
Peter Sawyer
Pulitzer Center reporting on water and sanitation goes local, with a collaborative venture that partners veteran broadcast journalist Steve Sapienza and four West African journalists.
August 28, 2011 / Front Page Africa
Tecee Boley
Attendees at World Water Week in Stockholm applauded Liberia's efforts to address water sanitation issues, but many people living in the country still risk disease from unclean drinking water.