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Livelihoods, Urban Food Insecurity, Food for Assets
6 October 2010

In post-conflict Sierra Leone, youth unemployment and poverty is widespread, particularly in urban centres.The European Union funded Cash-for-Work projects engage the most vulnerable youth in short-term projects such as road maintenance, drain clearing, composting, tree-planting and waste management. In exchange for their work, participants receive cash to buy food for their families. Their labour also contributes to local community development.

Food for Assets, School Meals
31 July 2009

Battered by Sierra Leone’s 1991-2002 civil war, residents of the diamond-rich Kono district are getting back on their feet thanks, in part, to World Food Programme-sponsored work and training programmes.

School Meals
3 July 2009

The principal of a primary school in Sierra Leone explains how WFP school meals have made a difference to her school. As the West African nation works to recover from a civil war, WFP is helping it build a better future by feeding kids in almost 1,000 schools.


1 August 2007

WFP thanked Japan for a generous US$26 million donation from the Government of Japan to assist millions of vulnerable people affected by conflict and natural disasters in seven countries, mainly in Africa.


25 May 2007

WFP has welcomed a €500,000 contribution from the European Commission Humanitarian Aid department, ECHO, for the agency’s vital air service in support of its operations in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire.


17 December 2006

The brutal 1990s conflict in Sierra Leone is the subject of the new film Blood Diamond. Paul Arès talks to WFP web writer Michelle Hough about his experiences as WFP regional manager for West Africa during a time when WFP food aid was a lifesaver for the thousands of civilians caught in the crossfire.


8 December 2006

WFP helped feed victims throughout Sierra Leone's long-running civil war and it is contributing to recovery. Hilary Heuler looks at WFP operations in this west African country.


16 December 2005

WFP welcomes an aid package totalling JPY 940 million (US$7.9 million) from the Japanese Government to assist millions of people affected by conflict and natural disasters in a total of five countries in Africa.


4 October 2005

WFP welcomes a donation of US$1.8 million by the Government of Turkey that has been earmarked for six West African countries, all in urgent need of food aid.