Sierra Leone http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Sierra%20Leone Country content en New Report Highlights Fragile State Of Food Security In Sierra Leone After Ebola Outbreak http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/new-report-highlights-fragile-state-food-security-sierra-leone-after-ebola-outbrea FREETOWN – The State of Food Insecurity in Sierra Leone report launched today by the Government of Sierra Leone, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) shows more than half of the population – over 3.5 million people – are food insecure, without access to a sufficient amount of safe and nutritious food. Of these, about 600,000 are severely food insecure, eating significantly less food and less varied and nutritious food, and unable to cope with new shocks such as drought, floods and fluctuating food prices. The number of severely food insecure people has increased by 60 percent since 2010. Sierra Leone Africa Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:01:13 +0000 WFP 650545 at http://www.wfp.org Japan Steps Up Support To Fight Hunger And Boost Nutrition In Africa http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/japan-steps-up-support-fight-hunger-boost-nutrition-africa YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$21.6 million cash contribution from the Government of Japan to provide vital food and nutrition assistance to the most vulnerable people in 11 countries, with 90 percent of the contribution going to 10 African nations. Contributions to WFP Congo Djibouti Gambia Guinea Guinea-Bissau Japan Liberia Madagascar Rwanda Sierra Leone Sri Lanka Uganda Global Africa Asia Fri, 09 Sep 2016 08:00:00 +0000 WFP 650311 at http://www.wfp.org WFP And The Government Of Sierra Leone Bolster Care And Support To HIV/TB Patients http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-and-government-sierra-leone-bolster-care-and-support-hivtb-patients FREETOWN - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of US$3.1 million from the Government of Sierra Leone and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria - enabling WFP to scale up nutritional support for more than 20,000 Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) and tuberculosis (TB) patients. Fight Against HIV/AIDS Sierra Leone Africa HIV/AIDS Thu, 08 Sep 2016 09:21:19 +0000 WFP 650304 at http://www.wfp.org Helping farmers reach Zero Hunger in Sierra Leone http://www.wfp.org/stories/strengthening-livelihoods-wfp-helps-rice-farmers-realize-their-potential Usman Kanu is a rice farmer from the Masimera chiefdom in Sierra Leone. Thanks to his participation in WFP's rice farming project he has doubled his yields in the last two harvests and has been able to build himself a house from the profits. The project – funded by the Government of Japan – provides rural families with the tools and techniques to better cultivate the land around their villages. Rice production in the whole area has shot up by 186 percent, making Usman's experience just one of many success stories. As harvest season approaches this year, farmers are hoping for even better results.  Preventing Hunger Sierra Leone Global Africa Livelihoods Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:30:29 +0000 WFP 650245 at http://www.wfp.org Sharing Humanity: Momoh’s Story http://www.wfp.org/stories/sharing-humanity-momoh%E2%80%99s-story To mark World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, eight team members from the World Food Programme share their stories about working in their own countries to help end hunger. This is Momoh’s story from Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone Africa Thu, 11 Aug 2016 09:41:00 +0000 WFP 650176 at http://www.wfp.org 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