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02 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP is currently preparing a new recovery operation to strengthen livelihoods for highly food insecure people and smallholder farmers, improve nutritional status of women and children, and ensure national stakeholders develop disaster risk management capabilities.

  • In coordination with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, WFP is preparing to restart food for education activities by providing a take home ration for children in food insecure areas.

01 May 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

In early September 2015, the Bo, Bonthe, Freetown, Port Loko and Pujehun districts in the southern provinces of Sierra Leone experienced flooding due to torrential rains which led to widespread destruction. According to the Government of Sierra Leone Office of National Security (ONS) the total affected population in the five districts reached 24,303 as of October 2015: Bo (3,293), Bonthe (4,650) and Port Loko (1,510), Freetown (14,050) and Pujehun (800).

29 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

In Sierra Leone, a new initiative offers classes and resources to pregnant teenage girls, who are otherwise prohibited from attending school. Meet Adama, who became pregnant during the Ebola crisis but refuses to give up on her education.

KAMABAI, Sierra Leone, 28 April 2016 – Stepping into the classroom at the WCA Primary School in Kamabai, Bombali District, you immediately notice two things – all of the students are female, and many of them are visibly pregnant.

28 Apr 2016 description

This World Immunization Week, we are closer than ever to the target of a world free of polio, with just two remaining polio endemic countries- Afghanistan and Pakistan. Read more about what remains to be done to carry the world across the threshold here.

27 Apr 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

Résumé

Le présent rapport, qui porte sur la période allant de janvier à décembre 2015, est soumis en application de la résolution 63/282 de l’Assemblée générale, dans laquelle celle-ci a prié le Secrétaire général de lui présenter chaque année un rapport sur le Fonds pour la consolidation de la paix.

27 Apr 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

Summary

The present report, which covers the period from January to December 2015, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 63/282, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit an annual report on the Peacebuilding Fund.

27 Apr 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • UNHRD continues to dispatch operational equipment for its Partners, most recently supporting WFP by sending ICT equipment to Freetown in Sierra Leone.

  • During the worst of the crisis, UNHRD facilities in Accra and Las Palmas served as regional staging areas and the Accra depot hosted UNMEER headquarters.

26 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Indrias G. Kassaye

It’s been more than a decade since the students at the Harry C Primary school in Masorie, Sierra Leone, were able to drink from the well on school grounds. Now a UNICEF-supported rehabilitation project is bringing clean water back to schoolchildren and villagers in the community.

22 Apr 2016 description

April 22, 2016 by Resident Coordinator's Office

The Chief of the Standing Police Capacity (SPC) in the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), Ms. Maria Appelblom, said this week that Sierra Leone has made impressive gains in community policing and called for a broader police–public partnership.

22 Apr 2016 description

En bref

  • Le 25 février 2016, l’OIM, en partenariat avec les autorités politiques et sanitaires de Boké, l’OMS et la Croix Rouge, a officiellement lancé les activités de surveillance à Base communautaire dans la région.

  • Du vendredi 26 au lundi 29 février, l’OIM a organisé une session de formation en Gestion d’Urgence Sanitaire (GUS) aux cadres de santé de la région de Boké.

22 Apr 2016 description

En bref

  • Deux personnes ont été confirmées positives aux tests de diagnostic rapides de maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) le 17 mars, après les décès de trois membres de leur famille des mêmes symptômes s’apparentant à ceux de la MVE. Cet événement marque la résurgence de la maladie à virus Ebola en Guinée, près de trois mois après sa fin officielle déclarée par l’OMS.

22 Apr 2016 description

NEWS

  • On February 25, 2016, in partnership with district and health authorities of Boké, the WHO and the Red Cross, IOM officially launched the community eventbased surveillance activities in the region.

  • From Friday the 26th to Monday the 29th, IOM organized a training session on Health Emergency Management (HEM) for health officials in the region of Boké.

22 Apr 2016 description

NEWS

  • On February 29 and March 17, three people died in the sub-prefecture of Koropara following an unknown disease characterized by fever, deep emaciation, diarrhea including vomiting of blood. A few days later, two other people developed the same symptoms. The tests, carried out on March 17, were positive to the Ebola Virus Disease, indicating the resurgence of the disease in Guinea, nearly three months after it was officially declared over by WHO

21 Apr 2016 description

By Naoko Ishibashi, IFRC

“When you push it and squeeze it, then if it cracks, it means the cocoa beans are dried well.”

Dominic Moiwo scoops up a handful of cocoa beans from the heap of beautifully browned beans which have been spread out to dry in the sun in front of his store in eastern Sierra Leone. With a little imagination, one can see how these fragrant beans can be processed into delicious sweet chocolate.

21 Apr 2016 description

Projected Food Assistance Needs for October 2016