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31 Aug 2016 description

Liberia: Improving living conditions for detainees

The ICRC continued to help Liberian authorities respond to humanitarian needs while strengthening the capacities of different national institutions.

In 2016, we visited detainees, distributed non-food items and provided clinics with essential drugs. Our teams also provided financial support to the families affected by Ebola and promoted international humanitarian law and humanitarian principles.

Highlights of our work in Liberia between January and August 2016

31 Aug 2016 description

DAKAR – Alors que les cours reprennent cet automne, plus de 1,3 million d’enfants à travers l’Afrique de l’Ouest et Centrale risquent de ne pas bénéficier des repas scolaires du Programme Alimentaire Mondial étant donné que les contraintes financières obligent l’agence de l’O.N.U. – qui est le plus grand sponsor de cette initiative - à en réduire la portée.

31 Aug 2016 description

Household food security improves as early harvest of food commodities begin

KEY MESSAGES

30 Aug 2016 description

Older men more likely to have a positive semen test

Press Release

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30 Aug 2016 description

DAKARAlors que les cours reprennent cet automne, plus de 1,3 million d’enfants à travers l’Afrique de l’Ouest et Centrale risquent de ne pas bénéficier des repas scolaires du Programme alimentaire mondial étant donné que les contraintes financières obligent l’agence de l’O.N.U. – qui est le plus grand sponsor de cette initiative - à en réduire la portée.

30 Aug 2016 description

DAKAR – As schools resume this autumn, more than 1.3 million children across West and Central Africa risk missing out on school meals from the World Food Programme (WFP), as widening financial constraints force the United Nations agency – the top sponsor of such initiatives – to reduce its reach.

30 Aug 2016 description

Switzerland - IOM and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have organized a two-week technical workshop and Population Mobility Mapping (PMM) field exercise in Freetown and Port Loko, Sierra Leone.

IOM launched a five-year program with funding from CDC in late 2015 in support of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) to better prevent, detect and respond to disease outbreaks and other public health threats, through the operationalization of IOM’s Health, Border and Mobility Management (HBMM) framework.

30 Aug 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.

29 Aug 2016 description
report Guardian

Inaccessible clinics, untrained and overstretched midwives and lack of medicine are among the challenges facing mothers and newborn babies in Guinea.

27 Aug 2016 description

Daniel Tucker
Mano River Region Project Officer

In August 2014 the World Health Organisation declared Ebola a ‘global health emergency’. Two years on, the health crisis has passed but the epidemic caused social divisions and tensions that are still having repercussions today.

26 Aug 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

A photobook on safe childbirth

HIGHLIGHTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

26 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP, under its Special Operation, finalized the handover of logistics assets developed during the 2014 – 2015 Ebola response to the Government.

  • The refugee population continued to decline due to the repatriation exercises conducted by the UNHCR.
    By the end of June, around 15,000 refugees remained. WFP continues to provide food assistance to the refugees with reduced rations.

Operational Updates

26 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

  • In collaboration with UN-Women and IFAD, WFP conducted a four-day workshop in Koinadugu district on women leadership and nutrition-sensitive agriculture for 42 P4P-supported farmer groups and representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security in 11 districts.

  • WFP concluded the second round of take-home ration food distribution, reaching 118,000 primary school children in 960 schools across the country.

26 Aug 2016 description
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2016 budget (in USD): US$ 3.88 million

Implementation period: 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016

2016 deployments: 188 months of GenCap Adviser gender mainstreaming deployments and 12 months of Regional Gender Based Violence Adviser deployments, for a total of 200 deployment months for the project.

26 Aug 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 Aug 2016 description

Summary: How investment can provide critical growth in countries recently affected by Ebola.

On behalf of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the development finance institution of the United States, I recently led a delegation of investors to Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Our aim, in both of these post-Ebola nations, was multifaceted.

25 Aug 2016 description

Psychosocial support (PSS) has been one of the five pillars of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

As the Ebola operation gradually moves from response to recovery, there are growing experiences in terms of understanding the psychosocial needs of beneficiaries, staff, and volunteers, and in implementing psychosocial support inter-ventions for beneficiaries in the context of Ebola.

25 Aug 2016 description

UK works with Sierra Leone to provide education for girls forced to leave school during Ebola crisis.

25 Aug 2016 description

The UK government is working with the Ministry of Education and Science and Technology (MEST) and UNICEF to ensure that young girls previously excluded from the system can return to full-time education. Guy Warrington, newly arrived British High Commissioner to Sierra Leone, visited a ground-breaking initiative at the War Wounded Academy in Grafton on 19 August. He was hosted by Mrs Olive Musa from MEST.

25 Aug 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.