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  • 08/10/2015 — Sierra Leone

    Life After Ebola: WFP Supports Ebola-Affected Farmers In Sierra Leone

    The Ebola outbreak has taken a heavy toll on the economies in all three affected countries, and the agriculture and food sectors have been particularly hard hit.  “Because of Ebola, we don’t have a place to sell our produce. There are no markets. Only WFP buys the produce,” says Rugiatu Kamara, President of the Overbridge Farmers  Association in Sierra Leone. Since the beginning of the crisis, WFP has purchased more than US$2 million worth of food produced across the three Ebola-affected countries, and distributed the food to people affected by the virus and for the school meals programme.

  • 08/10/2015 — Sierra Leone

    Life After Ebola: Tackling Malnutrition In Sierra Leone

    The outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa became one of the largest global public health crises in recent history, claiming more than 10,000 lives and infecting many more, with devastating socioeconomic impacts, which will be felt long after the disease has ended. In Sierra Leone, where malnutrition rates in children remain high, WFP is gradually resuming its programmes, tailoring them to the needs of the most vulnerable.

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Publications

  • Seasonal Monitor

    Seasonal Monitor
    The WFP Seasonal Monitor examines satellite imagery of rainfall and vegetation in order to assess the development of the growing season and how such conditions might impact the lives and livelihoods of the...
  • West and Central Africa - Markets Update, 2017

    West and Central Africa - Markets Update, 2017
    Highlights: Despite satisfying cereal availability, millet and sorghum prices increase beyond their seasonal trend in Mali and Niger due to stock depletion. The ongoing Ramadan is...
  • Conducting Mobile Surveys Responsibly: A Field Book for WFP Staff, May 2017

    Conducting Mobile Surveys Responsibly: A Field Book for WFP Staff, May 2017
    The field book outlines the main risks for staff engaged in mobile data collection and helps promote responsible data collection/storage/sharing in the very complex environment...
  • The Market Monitor

    The Market Monitor
    This bulletin provides information on price changes for the most commonly consumed staples and their potential impacts on the cost of the basic food basket. ...

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