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14 Feb 2019 description
report World Bank

These reports present methods and data used to carry out the different analyses for the natural hazard and risk assessment undertaken for each of the three cities (Freetown, Makeni, and Bo) assessed as part of this project.

14 Feb 2019 description
report UNAIDS

The Organisation of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) has announced that it is to expand its scope of work to incorporate a broader range of development issues affecting the continent. OAFLA has also changed its name, to the Organization of African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD), and adopted a vision of “A developed Africa with healthy and empowered children, youth and women”.

13 Feb 2019 description

Highlights

Overall, the food security situation in Sierra Leone has improved since September 2015, with the proportion of the food insecure population decreasing from 49.8 percent to 43.7 percent.
Demographically, around 3.2 million Sierra Leoneans are currently estimated to be food insecure in 2018.

Similarly, at the national level, the proportion of severely food insecure households decreased from 8.6 percent in 2015 to 2.4 percent in 2018; representing 170, 210 Sierra Leoneans that are severely food insecure.

13 Feb 2019 description
  • 953 Ivorian refugees voluntarily repatriated to Cote d’Ivoire in 2018

  • 16 Days of Activism is celebrated in all locations

  • 9,051 Total number of refugees remaining in Liberia

POPULATION OF CONCERN: 9,531

By country of origin:

  • Cote d'Ivoire refugees: 9,051
  • Various nationality refugees: 71
  • Asylum seekers: 38
  • Others of Concern (protracted Sierra Leonean refugees): 371

TOTAL: 9,531

12 Feb 2019 description
  • Following the declaration by the Nigerian Center for Disease Control of a Lassa fever outbreak on 22 January, WHO declared a level two emergency on 4 February.

  • Though Lassa fever is endemic in the West Africa region, there has been a sharp increase in the number of cases this year. In four weeks, the number of cases has already reached two thirds of the total cases reported last year.

11 Feb 2019 description
report Salesian Missions
  • By Stacy Jones*

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and the international community in honoring Red Hand Day, also known as the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers. The day was started when the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict entered into force on February 12, 2002.

11 Feb 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

09 Feb 2019 description

In a place like Manjamadu, a rural village in eastern Sierra Leone without access to quality healthcare facilities, a small scratch can lead to a life-threatening infection. Several years ago, Daniel, now 13, was playing soccer with friends when he cut his right foot on a tree stump. Untreated, Daniel’s foot and then leg became badly infected, and his leg had to be amputated to prevent the infection from spreading. His father, who had already lost three children to the Ebola epidemic in 2014, kept his son at home from then on.

09 Feb 2019 description

8 février 2019, Brazzaville - Avec cinq pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest ayant signalé des foyers de fièvre de Lassa, l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) intensifie ses efforts pour soutenir la riposte à la maladie dans cette région.

Bien que ces flambées surviennent pendant la saison de la fièvre de Lassa dans les pays où la maladie est endémique, la vitesse de l'escalade est préoccupante.

08 Feb 2019 description

8 February 2019, Brazzaville – With five countries in Western Africa reporting outbreaks of Lassa fever, the World Health Organization (WHO) has scaled up its efforts to support the region’s response to the disease.

While these outbreaks are occurring during the Lassa fever season in countries where the disease is endemic, the speed of escalation is of concern.

08 Feb 2019 description

Chronic food insecurity and acute malnutrition, cyclical drought, pest infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region during the past decade. Between FY 2009 and FY 2018, USAID’s Office of U.S.

07 Feb 2019 description
report World Bank

Introduction

Project background

The geographical location of Sierra Leone makes it prone to intense and recurring natural hazards such as flooding and landslides, which cause loss of life, devastate, and result in damage and significant economic impact. Increasing urbanisation together with the effects of climate change are compounding the natural hazard related problems faced by cities across the country.

05 Feb 2019 description

Key developments in Africa in the week of January 27th include the militant violence in Burkina Faso, the rising instability in Nigeria ahead of the February elections, and the political tensions in Cameroon, Burundi and Western Africa.

04 Feb 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including: