Sierra Leone http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Sierra%20Leone Country content en Smallholder farmers improve and diversify their food production in Sierra Leone http://www.wfp.org/stories/more-and-better-rice-production-smallholder-farmers-sierra-leone The World Food Programme and its partners work with thousands of vulnerable smallholder farmers to improve and diversify their food production. Sierra Leone Africa Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:18:22 +0000 WFP 649924 at http://www.wfp.org More School Children To Receive WFP Take-Home Food Rations In Sierra Leone http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/more-school-children-receive-wfp-take-home-food-rations-sierra-leone FREETOWN - More than 326,000 school children will receive take-home food rations this academic year as the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) expands its assistance from 1,000 to 1,415 primary schools across the country to support efforts to get and keep children in school post-Ebola. School Meals Sierra Leone Africa Mon, 30 May 2016 08:29:41 +0000 WFP 649726 at http://www.wfp.org Government of Sierra Leone receives training from WFP to enhance rapid emergency response capabilities http://www.wfp.org/stories/government-sierra-leone-receives-training-wfp-enhance-rapid-emergency-response-capabilities The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa was the largest global public health crisis in recent history, with over 8,000 cases confirmed in Sierra Leone alone. EVD had a devastating impact on individuals, families and communities, claiming the lives of almost 4,000 people and causing widespread socio-economic disruption. In order to contribute toward preventing future outbreaks and to strengthen the ability of Sierra Leone to effectively respond to crises, WFP is supporting national disaster management authorities to develop their capabilities in emergency preparedness and response. Responding to Emergencies Sierra Leone Africa Ebola emergency Thu, 26 May 2016 10:02:54 +0000 Francis Boima 649706 at http://www.wfp.org Japan Contribution Helps WFP Support The People Of Sierra Leone To Recover Post-Ebola http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/japan-contribution-helps-wfp-support-people-sierra-leone-recover-post-ebola FREETOWN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes today a US$ 2.2 million contribution from the Government and the people of Japan that will enable WFP to support 77,000 people affected by the Ebola outbreak so that they can recover and receive the food and nutrition assistance they need. Sierra Leone Africa Wed, 23 Mar 2016 08:14:18 +0000 WFP 649288 at http://www.wfp.org Sierra Leone: Moms And Their Babies Are Returning To The Health Centres http://www.wfp.org/stories/sierra-leone-moms-children-health-centres Use of basic health services drastically reduced at the height of the Ebola outbreak. The population was hesitant to approach the health centres due to fears of either contacting Ebola or being labelled as someone affected by it. Getting mothers and children back to the health centres to access critical maternal and child health services has been challenging. In partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone, The World Food Programme (WFP) is supporting the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) to increase uptake of services. Through the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition in children aged 6-59 months and pregnant and nursing mothers at Peripheral Health Units (PHUs), WFP is also helping to improve the nutrition status of vulnerable groups, reaching more than 43,000 children and mothers across the country. Nutrition Sierra Leone Global Africa Nutrition Tue, 02 Feb 2016 10:31:39 +0000 Francis Boima 648899 at http://www.wfp.org Swampland turned into fertile rice fields in Sierra Leone http://www.wfp.org/stories/promoting-community-based-sustainable-food-security-smallholder-rice-producer-farmers-sierra In Sierra Leone, WFP is supporting smallholder rice farmers, paving the way for recovery after two years of Ebola outbreak. To boost the local economy and improve food security at the same time, vulnerable farming communities engage in rehabilitating swampland and turning it in fertile rice fields.  Sierra Leone Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:00:59 +0000 WFP 648492 at http://www.wfp.org Celebrating UN70: WFP's Emergency Operations Through The Years http://www.wfp.org/stories/celebrating-un70-wfp-emergency-operations-through-years The United Nations turns 70 on 24 October 2015. Join us in celebrating by travelling back in time to some of WFP’s most significant emergency operations over the last 30 years. Guinea Haiti Indonesia Iraq Liberia Pakistan Sierra Leone South Sudan Sudan Syrian Arab Republic Global Africa Asia Middle East Thu, 22 Oct 2015 14:16:49 +0000 Leighla Bowers 648194 at http://www.wfp.org WFP launches largest survey to better understand and tackle food needs in Sierra Leone http://www.wfp.org/stories/sierra-leone-navigating-food-security-during-ebola-recovery The Ebola outbreak, which disrupted agricultural and market activities at the peak of the crisis, threatened to erode food security and negatively affected the livelihoods of already vulnerable people. To effectively meet vulnerable communities' food and nutritional needs, more needs to be done to understand the food insecurity situation across the country. This is where, the Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA) fits in. The analysis - the largest of its kind in Sierra Leone - will play a key role in post-Ebola recovery initiatives as the country is halfway through the minimum 42-day countdown to zero Ebola. Sierra Leone Africa Mon, 12 Oct 2015 10:46:25 +0000 WFP 648109 at http://www.wfp.org Life After Ebola: WFP Supports Ebola-Affected Farmers In Sierra Leone http://www.wfp.org/videos/life-after-ebola-wfp-supports-ebola-affected-farmers-sierra-leone The Ebola outbreak has taken a heavy toll on the economies in all three affected countries, and the agriculture and food sectors have been particularly hard hit.  “Because of Ebola, we don’t have a place to sell our produce. There are no markets. Only WFP buys the produce,” says Rugiatu Kamara, President of the Overbridge Farmers  Association in Sierra Leone. Since the beginning of the crisis, WFP has purchased more than US$2 million worth of food produced across the three Ebola-affected countries, and distributed the food to people affected by the virus and for the school meals programme. Sierra Leone agriculture Ebola farmers Sierra Leone English Africa Video stories Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:18:18 +0000 WFP 648075 at http://www.wfp.org Life After Ebola: WFP Supports Ebola-Affected Farmers In Sierra Leone http://www.wfp.org/videos/life-after-ebola-wfp-supports-ebola-affected-farmers-sierra-leone The Ebola outbreak has taken a heavy toll on the economies in all three affected countries, and the agriculture and food sectors have been particularly hard hit.  “Because of Ebola, we don’t have a place to sell our produce. There are no markets. Only WFP buys the produce,” says Rugiatu Kamara, President of the Overbridge Farmers  Association in Sierra Leone. Since the beginning of the crisis, WFP has purchased more than US$2 million worth of food produced across the three Ebola-affected countries, and distributed the food to people affected by the virus and for the school meals programme. Sierra Leone agriculture Ebola farmers Sierra Leone English Africa Video stories Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:18:18 +0000 WFP 648075 at http://www.wfp.org