Sierra Leone Country content en Cash Transfers Help Ebola Survivors Make a Full Recovery Once receiving a clean bill of health after treatment for Ebola, survivors still need support to manage the trauma of the illness, and the loss of livelihoods that persist long after the virus has left. Cash and Vouchers Responding to Emergencies Sierra Leone Africa Ebola emergency Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:23:43 +0000 Francis Boima 647399 at Japan Contribution Ensures Vital Support For Ebola Survivors In Sierra Leone FREETOWN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes Japan’s donation of US$6 million to support WFP’s response in Eb0la-affected Sierra Leone, including support to some 3,000 Ebola survivors across the country. Sierra Leone Africa Ebola emergency Wed, 15 Jul 2015 07:16:33 +0000 WFP 647128 at Ebola: The Year of Living Dangerously “My family, my friends felt like I had signed my own death certificate by merely deciding to come here (Ebola treatment centre). These are fellow human beings just like us who need help. So that kind of compelled me as well, to take part in this fight and I like it.” – Riky Kufa, Head of Moyamba Sub Office, Sierra Leone. Guinea Liberia Sierra Leone Global Africa Sun, 14 Jun 2015 10:40:07 +0000 WFP 646779 at Mission: Zero Cases - How Connectivity Is Helping To Defeat Ebola Doctors, nurses, surveillance teams, psycho-social experts, logisticians, epidemiologists, researchers, drivers, laboratory technicians, managers of Ebola Treatment Units, civil servants at the Ministries of Health, employees of Ebola Response command centres in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea all have one thing in common:  they have joined forces to defeat Ebola. Getting to zero cases is possible. Guinea Liberia Sierra Leone Africa Thu, 28 May 2015 08:14:02 +0000 Maud Biton 646529 at WFP's Food for Work Helps Restore Schools in Sierra Leone After eight months of closed doors in Sierra Leone, schools began to reopen across the country in mid-April. To ensure that children were able to return to clean and safe classrooms, thousands of volunteers embarked on a massive school cleaning exercise, reaching about 8,000 schools across the country. Their reward? Much needed food. All thanks to WFP's Food for Work proramme.  Sierra Leone Africa Mon, 18 May 2015 11:25:35 +0000 WFP 646404 at Sierra Leone: Rebuilding livelihoods. Supporting local economy. Restoring hope. "Because of Ebola, we thought our production would not be attractive to sellers but WFP is supporting us by buying our rice and distributing it to the Ebola-affected population. We are glad to contribute to feeding the country, and vulnerable communities that are still in need, including the patients in the Ebola treatment centers," Fatmata, small-scale farmer in Sierra Leone.   Sierra Leone Africa Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:04:52 +0000 WFP 646142 at In Sierra Leone, Reopening of Schools Brings Back Hope Could you imagine being a parent and seeing your children staying home for months, not being able to go to school? The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has not only claimed over 3,800 lives, but for the past eight months, it has forced school children to stay at home, hampering education and the country’s capacity to build its future manpower. Zainab Mansaray, WFP staff member and mother tells us what it means for her and her family that her children have been able to go back to school as of 14 April.  Sierra Leone Africa Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:57:35 +0000 Djaounsede Pardon Madjiangar 645997 at WFP Supports Ebola-Orphaned Children in Sierra Leone In Sierra Leone, progress is being made in the fight against Ebola. Day after day, new cases are declining:  as of 14 April, seven out of 14 districts had gone for 42 consecutive days without recording new Ebola cases. Though the outlook is hopeful, survivors of the disease - particularly children who are now orphans - face challenges reintegrating into normal life. In Kenema district, WFP provides food to the Kambui Advocacy Group for Women and Children (KAGWC) to support 50 Ebola-orphaned children while they are undergoing social counselling.  Sierra Leone Africa Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:31:19 +0000 Djaounsede Pardon Madjiangar 645952 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