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18th August, 2017, The Government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency, JICA, has responded to the unfortunate mudslide disaster that has claimed hundreds of lives in Sierra Leone. JICA commences the implementation of a disaster relief operation that will ensure that relief items such as 100pcs of tents, 6,395pcs of blankets, 1,320pcs of sleeping pads, 163 sheets of plastic sheets, 30 units of water purifiers and 1,500pcs of portable jerry cans are distributed across affected regions of the country.
It was a pledge heard around the world. After a century which brought unprecedented gains in such areas as national freedoms and medical and scientific advances, but which also produced two world wars, the atomic bomb and unspeakable daily conditions for hundreds of millions of people, the world's nations decided there should be a better way of living together.
At the "dawn of a new millennium" 189 countries met in New York in September 2000 and agreed a United Nations Millennium Declaration, a sweeping document which pledged to erase the 'scourge of war', combat …
Sierra Leone's largest power station, rehabilitated with Japanese financial and technical assistance and a key component in rebuilding the country after years of civil war, will be officially commissioned in the capital, Freetown, on March 30.
President Ernest Bai Koroma, Japan's provisional ambassador to Ghana, Hisanobu Mochizuki, JICA and other officials will attend the ceremonies to mark the completion of the multi-year, multi-million dollar project.
Though it suffered no direct physical destruction during an 11-year civil war which officially ended in 2002, the Kingtom …
Civil war and military coups plagued Sierra Leone for much of the 1990s, but since the completion of disarmament in January 2002 the nation has been engaged in the difficult task of recovery and development. During the course of the war, an estimated 50,000 people lost their lives, and some 10,000 suffered limb amputations; carnage caused by the conflict resulted in an average lifespan of 34.2 years, one of the lowest in the world. The economy was also hit hard -- unemployment rates among young people are around 80%. The scars left by this war are yet to heal.
Ibrahim Mohamed Sesay is deputy minister at Sierra Leone's Ministry of Development and Economic Planning. JICA established a Sierra Leone field office in January 2005 and has been providing reconstruction assistance as the country recovers from a decade of civil war. Sesay was part of a delegation of government officials who came to Japan to attend seminars and lectures on peacebuilding and development.