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26 Mar 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • An above-average cereal harvest was gathered in 2016

  • Cereal import requirements in 2017 forecast to decline compared to 2016 levels

  • Number of food insecure people estimated at about 51 000

Favourable rains in 2016 resulted in above-average cereal harvest

24 Mar 2017 description
report ActionAid

INTRODUCTION

ActionAid is working with poor communities across the world to support them in building their resilience to disasters, climate change and other shocks and stresses. This work is of ever-growing importance, not only because of changing weather patterns and rising temperatures increasing the likelihood of disasters, but also because of growing risks related to violent conflict, human and livestock epidemics, environmental degradation and political and economic crises.

24 Mar 2017 description
report The Global Fund

Painted warnings about the Ebola virus are fading from walls as life slowly returns to normal across Sierra Leone, but Princess Koroma’s scars remain as vivid as her sorrow. Left nearly blind and suffering from joint pains, Princess lost 21 members of her family to the disease, including her husband and two sons. But like her country, she is determined to rebuild and go forward. “I am surviving,” the 37-year-old woman said. “I am not alone.”

23 Mar 2017 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam is leading the Freetown WASH Consortium (FWC) programme in Sierra Leone, which aims to contribute to health improvement through specific pro-poor WASH interventions that are aligned to the government’s 24-month post-Ebola recovery planning. Oxfam’s strategy focuses on promoting citizen engagement and the translation of community needs into policies.

18 Mar 2017 description
report Carter Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: In Atlanta: Rennie Sloan, rennie.sloan@cartercenter.org

In Monrovia, Liberia: Janice Cooper, janice.cooper@cartercenter.org

17 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP completed the second delivery of food commodities to 14 Ebola Virus Disease orphan care centers in the Western Area as an interim measure to get them integrated into foster families.

  • P4P team conducted a verification of food stocks belonging to smallholder farmer groups at Agricultural Business Centers in Bo, Koinadugu, Port Loko, Kailahun, Kenema and Kambia ahead of 2017 food purchase.

WFP Assistance

14 Mar 2017 description
report Irish Aid

Now in its 10th year, the Emergency Response Fund Scheme (ERFS) was established to promote early action and reduce loss of life in a sudden humanitarian crisis. Irish Aid has just allocated €2.7 million to six humanitarian partners under the Scheme for 2017: Concern Worldwide, Trócaire, Christian Aid Ireland, Plan International Ireland, World Vision Ireland and Oxfam Ireland.

How does the Fund work?

The scheme is particularly geared towards the initial weeks after the onset of an emergency and targets those in immediate need.

13 Mar 2017 description

Résumé

Dans le présent rapport, soumis en application de la résolution 31/29 du Conseil des droits de l’homme, le Haut-Commissaire décrit la situation des droits de l’homme en Guinée en 2016 et formule des recommandations visant à remédier aux divers problèmes dans ce domaine. Il y fait également état des activités du Bureau du Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme en Guinée et des résultats obtenus grâce à l’assistance technique fournie par ce dernier.

I. Introduction

13 Mar 2017 description
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CONTENTS

International news -MSF Situation updates

Emergency update - After life in Mosul

Medical update - Fighting NCDs in Jordan

In focus - Life at war in Yemen

MSF voices - MSF in Gaza and Nablus

In pictures- MSF’s 2016

Pull-out - Build your own ambulance

WELCOME

11 Mar 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Food crop production declined in 2016

  • Food markets recovered significantly following Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)-related disruptions

  • Number of food insecure people estimated at about 53 000

Below-average rice harvest gathered in 2016

10 Mar 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • 100% completeness in reporting from all Districts.

  • 89% reporting timeliness (76 facilities in Montserrado and 6 facilities in Sinoe reported late).

  • One death in a suspected case of yellow fever was reported.

  • One death attributable to cholera was reported.

  • National Polio vaccination campaign completed February 27.

  • Increased surveillance due to ongoing outbreaks of measles in Guinea and rubella in Sierra Leone.

03 Mar 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

Overview of Response

In March 2014, Liberia was in the process of rebuilding its health system after decades of civil war—which had significantly damaged both the infrastructure and the population’s trust in the government—when the first Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) case was identified in Lofa County. During the next year and a half, more than 10,670 people in the country would become infected, and more than 4,800 of them would die from the disease.

01 Mar 2017 description

La fin de la campagne agricole contribue à des stocks alimentaires globalement bons

MESSAGES CLÉS

  • Les opérations post-récoltes, notamment le battage du riz des plaines de mangroves, des plaines alluviales et les bas-fonds, l’épluchage et séchage du manioc, et la réalisation du maraichage se poursuivent dans la plupart préfectures du pays et procurent de façon typique des revenus et de la nourriture aux ménages.

01 Mar 2017 description

Sierra Leone recorded its first Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) case on 24th May 2014. By 7th November 2015, when the country was initially declared free from the EVD epidemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), over 8,000 people had been infected, resulting in more than 3,500 deaths and 4,000 survivors all over the country. On 31st July 2014, the President of Sierra Leone, His Excellency Ernest Bai Koroma, declared a state of public health emergency that was maintained throughout the outbreak.

26 Feb 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • 99.9% completeness in reporting coverage.

  • 99% timeliness (4 facilities in Gbarpolu and 2 facilities in Nimba reported late).

  • Annual review meeting ongoing in Bong County.

  • One attributable measles death was reported, among 40 suspected cases.

  • Ten suspected measles cases reported from Counties bordering Guinea.

22 Feb 2017 description
report Oxfam
Management Response

This evaluation report is presented as part of the Effectiveness Review Series 2015/16, selected for review under the humanitarian response thematic area using the application of Oxfam’s Humanitarian Indicator Toolkit (HIT). The report presents the findings from the evaluation carried out in 2015 of Oxfam’s humanitarian response to the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone. The first case in Sierra Leone was declared on 24 May 2014 and by the end of July 2014 the government of Sierra Leone had declared a State of Emergency.