Sierra Leone https://www.wfp.org/feeds/Sierra%20Leone Country content en Ebola: The Year of Living Dangerously https://www.wfp.org/stories/ebola-year-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 https://www.wfp.org Mission: Zero Cases - How Connectivity Is Helping To Defeat Ebola https://www.wfp.org/stories/mission-zero-cases-how-connectivity-helping-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 https://www.wfp.org WFP's Food for Work Helps Restore Schools in Sierra Leone https://www.wfp.org/stories/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 https://www.wfp.org Sierra Leone: Rebuilding livelihoods. Supporting local economy. Restoring hope. https://www.wfp.org/stories/buying-local-and-building-resilience-sierra-leone "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 https://www.wfp.org In Sierra Leone, Reopening of Schools Brings Back Hope https://www.wfp.org/stories/sierra-leone-reopening-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 https://www.wfp.org WFP Supports Ebola-Orphaned Children in Sierra Leone https://www.wfp.org/stories/wfp-supports-ebola-orphaned-children-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 https://www.wfp.org Ebola: A Team That Keeps The Hope (And The Connectivity) Alive https://www.wfp.org/stories/ebola-team-keeps-hope-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 https://www.wfp.org World Health Organization And World Food Programme Join Forces To Reach Zero Ebola Cases https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/world-health-organization-and-world-food-programme-join-forces-reach-zero-ebola-ca 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 https://www.wfp.org 8 Tweets To Remind You That Ebola Has Not Been Defeated Yet https://www.wfp.org/stories/ebola-not-defeated-yet-8-tweets 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 https://www.wfp.org Chinese Netizens Set a New Guinness World Record Supporting WFP https://www.wfp.org/stories/wfp-sets-guinness-world-record-highest-number-donors-24-hours 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 https://www.wfp.org