Sierra Leone Country content en 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 8 Tweets To Remind You That Ebola Has Not Been Defeated Yet 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 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