Sierra Leone Country content en 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 Sierra Leone: Love In The Age Of Ebola Sierra Leone is the country worst-affected by the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Yet, as can be seen in this photo series, love and hope have survived through some of Sierra Leone’s darkest times. All photos are WFP/Lionel de Coninck. Text by Zoie Jones Sierra Leone Global Ebola emergency Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:53:23 +0000 WFP 644869 at 10 Faces Of Food Assistance In 2014 From Ebola-hit countries in Africa to Syria, Iraq and the Philippines, food assistance played its part again this year in helping families get through emergencies. Here are 10 people in 10 different countries who received assistance in 2014 thanks to WFP’s supporters – governments, companies and individuals. Central African Republic Guatemala Iraq Philippines Sierra Leone South Sudan Sri Lanka State of Palestine Syria Africa Americas Asia Middle East Mon, 29 Dec 2014 09:23:43 +0000 Martin Penner 644615 at African Development Bank Supports Sierra Leone Ebola Response FREETOWN - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$1 million grant from the African Development Bank (ADB) to help fight Ebola in Sierra Leone. The contribution will be used to support  the Government of Sierra Leone and WFP in meeting the essential food and nutrition needs of vulnerable people and communities affected by Ebola. Sierra Leone Africa Ebola emergency Wed, 24 Dec 2014 14:51:59 +0000 WFP 644589 at Ebola Response: In Addition to Food, WFP Saves Lives Through Information Technology Reliable internet for communications is a necessity for health workers and humanitarian actors fighting Ebola in West Africa. In order to care for infected patients and prevent the disease from spreading, aid workers need to be able to coordinate from the frontlines, ensuring they have the right supplies, staff and information. The WFP-led Emergency Telecommunications Cluster provides communications equipment and services in remote areas so that humanitarians can fight Ebola effectively. Comprising a network of partners from humanitarian, government and private sectors, this cluster relies on dedicated individuals who are willing to face risk and adversity to support the humanitarian cause. Sierra Leone Africa Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:40:24 +0000 Djaounsede Pardon Madjiangar 644549 at Using Food Distribution To Help Prevent Spread Of Ebola In Sierra Leone WFP food distributions across Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone are ongoing. In Waterloo, the Freetown’s hard-hit rural neighbourhood, food assistance is being provided to some 47,000 households. In communities with high Ebola-transmission rates, WFP food distributions are vital to stopping the infection spread. Sierra Leone Global Africa Video stories Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:35:25 +0000 WFP 644486 at Ebola Leaves Hundreds of Thousands Facing Hunger (For the Media) The number of people facing food insecurity due to the Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone could top one million by March 2015 unless access to food is drastically improved and measures are put in place to safeguard crop and livestock production. WFP in Action Journalists Liberia Sierra Leone English Africa Ebola emergency Video News Release Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:04:09 +0000 WFP 644482 at Former Aid Recipient Now Distributes Food In Fight Against Ebola Adama Kamara is on the frontline of the World Food Programme’s Ebola operation in Sierra Leone. In a strange turn of fate, she’s now working out of a building where a few decades ago she herself used to receive WFP school meals. Sierra Leone Global Africa Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:18:32 +0000 Djaounsede Pardon Madjiangar 644401 at 'Why I Came To Help Fight Ebola' Moses Komakech, a warehouse manager from Uganda, recently arrived in Sierra Leone to help with WFP's Ebola operation. In this low-key and intimate interview, he explains his role and his reasons for coming to an Ebola-hit country from the relative safety of home. Although he admits to missing his family, he says he is happy to be part of the Ebola response. Sierra Leone English Global Africa Ebola emergency Video stories Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:15:23 +0000 WFP 644211 at UN Says Women at Marked Risk in Ebola-affected Countries Food Vital to Response (For the Media) Supporting the medical response to stop the spread of Ebola, that has killed more than 5,100 people, WFP is focusing on meeting the basic food and nutrition needs of affected families and communities in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Nearly 1.5 million people have received WFP food assistance since April. WFP is using innovative methods including cell phone surveys to assess how the Ebola outbreak is disrupting farming and markets and eroding people’s purchasing power, to help prevent this health crisis from becoming a food and nutrition crisis.  WFP in Action Responding to Emergencies Liberia Sierra Leone English Africa Ebola emergency Video News Release Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:41:16 +0000 WFP 644130 at