Guinea Country content en Guinea: Responding to Shifting Ebola Landscape As new Ebola cases emerge in the southern regions of Guinea and near the country’s capital, WFP has shifted focus by opening a new office in the town of Forecariah. This office, along with two new mobile storage units with a combined 800 metric tons of capacity, will help staff on the ground better reach vulnerable people most in need of assistance. Guinea Africa Tue, 07 Apr 2015 09:08:35 +0000 WFP 645857 at Ebola: A Team That Keeps The Hope (And The Connectivity) Alive Six months after the United Nations Security Council declared Ebola a threat to international peace and security, the Emergency Telecommunications (ET) Cluster in Sierra Leone is providing Internet connectivity for 65 medical institutions in the country. That number continues to grow every week. Guinea Liberia Sierra Leone Global Africa Ebola emergency Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:59:15 +0000 Maryna Taran 645613 at World Health Organization And World Food Programme Join Forces To Reach Zero Ebola Cases GENEVA – The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are combining their forces in a new partnership in the Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.  The arrangement combines the logistics strength of WFP with WHO’s public health expertise to help get the current Ebola outbreak down to zero cases in West Africa. The platform also establishes an alert and response infrastructure for future crises. Guinea Liberia Sierra Leone Africa Ebola emergency Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:23:12 +0000 WFP 645564 at 8 Tweets To Remind You That Ebola Has Not Been Defeated Yet Although progress has been made, we are not out of this devastating crisis yet. WFP and its partners continue to remain vigilant and provide the support needed to achieve zero cases across all Ebola-affected countries. You might have not seen much about Ebola in the media of late. Here is, in brief, our latest news: Guinea Liberia Sierra Leone Global Africa Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:35:55 +0000 WFP 645556 at Guinea: WFP Resumes School Feeding Programme Due to the Ebola outbreak, public schools in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone remained closed after their July-August 2014 break, depriving five million children of their education.  On 19 January, public schools in Guinea began to gradually reopen, and WFP has begun to resume its school feeding programme on the last week of January. Guinea Africa Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:43:10 +0000 WFP 645340 at Journey To The Source Of Ebola Early in the morning we boarded a flight operated by the World Food Programme in Conakry. This service flies humanitarian personnel to areas affected by the Ebola virus in Guinea. Our destination was Kissidougou, around 600 kms away.   Guinea Global Africa Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:34:23 +0000 Vigno Hounkanli 645085 at Chinese Netizens Set a New Guinness World Record Supporting WFP What happens when you combine a hundred thousand individuals, the World Food Programme, the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) and one of the world’s largest Internet companies? They set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD within a day! Guinea Liberia Sierra Leone Africa Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:08:57 +0000 Alexandra Murdoch 644903 at Internet: A Game Changer In The Fight Against Ebola Have you ever been inside an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU)? Neither has 99.999% of the world. You can bet that the Emergency Telecommunications (ET) Cluster team is part of the 0.001% that has. Guinea Global Africa Ebola emergency Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:28:52 +0000 Michael Redante 644781 at Ebola Response: 10 Things You Should Know About The Logistics Cluster During emergencies, coordination is essential for the success of relief operations. The Logistics Cluster is a group of humanitarian organizations who work together to ensure efficient and effective logistics in emergencies. Because of its expertise and field capacity, WFP was chosen to lead the Logistics Cluster. In Ebola-affected countries, the Cluster is working to support the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) and the humanitarian community. Logistics Guinea Liberia Sierra Leone Global Africa Ebola emergency Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:41:28 +0000 WFP 643931 at Ebola Crisis: WFP Humanitarian Flight To Guinea Departs From UNHRD Base In Brindisi BRINDISI – A flight carrying humanitarian supplies to support the Ebola response departed for Guinea this morning from the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) in Brindisi. Guinea Africa Ebola emergency Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:05:13 +0000 WFP 643953 at