- Sierra Leone: Mudslides - Aug 2017
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2015
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Sierra Leone: Wild Fires - Jan 2013
- Sierra Leone/Guinea: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2012
- West/Central Africa: Floods - Jun 2010
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods and Landslides - Aug 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2007
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2007
This document supplements the ICRC's Headquarters Appeal 2003and contains:
- an overview of the ICRC's operations in 2003
- a description of its presence in the field
- a breakdown of its operational organization
- a description of its target populations
- a concise description of its programmes
- a brief description of its 63 delegations
- overall budget amounts
- overall budget and budgets by programme for each delegation
I Humanitarian Highlights
Responding to the growing impact on the humanitarian situation in Guinea resulting from the crisis in Cote d’Ivoire, OCHA has coordinated the development of the UNS Guinea Emergency Response Plan. The document outlines a plan of action in case of a massive influx of persons seeking a safe heaven from the crisis.
Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Sierra Leone has obtained 2 million Euros from the European Union (EU) to finance the emergency rehabilitation of power supply lines in Freetown.
GENEVA, Dec. 26 (UNHCR) - They returned by foot or occasionally on horseback. They came jammed in pickups, on motor scooters and buses. Groups of families surrounded by donkeys, suitcases, satellite dishes and huge wooden beams from their old homes, perched precariously atop convoys of trucks resembling overcrowded fairground gondolas swathed in a kaleidoscope of colors.
ABIDJAN, 24 December (IRIN) - The United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) has completed the first phase its troop withdrawal from Sierra Leone, a UNAMSIL official confirmed to IRIN on Tuesday.
INFLUX FROM COTE D'IVOIRE INTO GUINEA
This is a summary of the humanitarian situation at the border between Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire.
Figures to date
According to Guinean Government records, some 28,000 Guinean nationals were registered by Guinean border authorities at official border points arriving from Cote d'Ivoire between 27 September and 18 December, including;
- 24,000 persons entered at border points
in the Lola Prefecture;
- 2,380 in the Beyla Prefecture;
- 1,098 in the Mandiana Prefecture;
Since January 2002 when President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah officially declared Sierra Leone's brutal eleven year civil war over, numerous efforts have been made to consolidate the peace. The 14 May election in which the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebel group participated and was politically defeated, was, even if flawed, a significant step forward.
This report includes:
At a United Nations Headquarters Press Conference today, Olara Otunnu, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, launched a new report, in which the Secretary-General provides for the Security Council's review a list of parties in conflict situations who continue to recruit and use child soldiers.
ABIDJAN, 17 December (IRIN) - Judges appointed to a special court to try war crimes in Sierra Leone have appointed two of their number to preside over key chambers, the United Nations and Sierra Leone's government announced on Monday.
Rome, 17 December 2002 - Some 40 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are threatened by severe food shortages and a major humanitarian crisis is deepening in southern Africa, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.
ABIDJAN, 16 décembre (IRIN) - Les membres des forces armées de 13 pays de l'Afrique de l'Ouest et des organisations non gouvernementales ont achevé samedi à Dakar, au Sénégal, une réunion de cinq jours en adressant un appel à la Communauté économique des Etats d'Afrique de l'Ouest (CEDEAO) invitant les Etats membres à réaffirmer leurs engagements aux traités juridiques internationaux protégeant les enfants affectés par les conflits armés.
ABIDJAN, 16 December (IRIN) - Members of the armed forces of 13 West African countries and of non-governmental organisations ended a five-day meeting in Dakar, Senegal, on Saturday with a call for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to request member states to reaffirm their commitment to international legal standards that protect children affected by armed conflict.
NOW IT'S TIME TO COME UP WITH SOLUTIONS
ROME - The United Nations World Food Programme today officially launched the Africa Hunger Alert campaign, aimed at drawing international attention to the unprecedented hunger crisis gripping the African continent where 38 million people face starvation.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has the following goals for its work in Sierra Leone:
- Help provide temporary protection of
and assistance to internally displaced persons, returning refugees and
- Ensure that children and young people
of school age receive a basic education
- Support the peace and reconciliation
- Contribute to re-construction and normalization
- Promote internally displaced persons'