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18 Oct 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Executive Summary

A massive landslide in the Western Area Rural of Sierra Leone on August 14, 2017, slipped into the Babadorie River Valley and exacerbated existing flooding in the Western Area Rural and Urban (Freetown), affecting about 6,000 people of which 1,141 have been declared dead or missing.

20 Jul 2017 description

Harnessing the collective strengths of the UN system to improve the health of women, children and adolescents everywhere

02 Nov 2016 description

The 2015 Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA) was conducted at a time when the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic started to recede in Sierra Leone. Data was collected using smart phones between September and October 2015, at the end of the “lean season” when the rains are heavy and frequent, roads become inaccessible (limiting people’s ability to access markets) and food stocks become depleted.

13 Oct 2016 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Foreword

As we write this, Africa is suffering from the strongest El Niño it has faced in decades, causing major floods and droughts throughout Africa, leading to rising economic losses and major impacts on the lives and livelihoods of millions across the continent. Countries across the continent are declaring states of emergency, and are calling on the international community for support.

30 Jun 2016 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016—In Guinea, Sierra Leone and Senegal, more than 33.3 million people will benefit from stronger health systems and more effective disease surveillance systems through US$110 million in International Development Association (IDA) financing, approved yesterday by the World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors.

22 May 2016 description
report World Bank

SENDAI, Japan, May 21, 2016—The World Bank Group today launched the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF), an innovative, fast-disbursing global financing mechanism designed to protect the world against deadly pandemics, which will create the first-ever insurance market for pandemic risk. Japan, which holds the G7 Presidency, committed the first $50 million in funding toward the new initiative.

18 May 2016 description
report World Bank

Emerging from Crisis, Preventing the Next One

By Melanie Mayhew, World Bank Group

Every day for 27 years, in the early morning blackness that only fishermen know, John* and his crew dislodged their boat from Sierra Leone’s shore and paddled north toward Guinea, returning at sunset with nets flopping with fish.

02 Feb 2016 description
report World Bank

On January 14, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the end of the latest Ebola outbreak in Liberia, which marked the first time since the start of the epidemic that Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone had reported no cases for at least 42 days. 

19 Dec 2015 description
report World Bank

This page tracks Ebola resource flows (including monetized in-kind contributions where available) totaling US$1 million or more from multilateral and bilateral institutions and some foundations. Data is captured from government and other official websites and from communication with key officials within development partner agencies. Data is updated on a monthly basis. Pledges are a non-binding announcement of an intended contribution or allocation by the donor.

24 Nov 2015 description
report World Bank

This page tracks Ebola resource flows (including monetized in-kind contributions where available) totaling US$1 million or more from multilateral and bilateral institutions and some foundations. Data is captured from government and other official websites and from communication with key officials within development partner agencies. Data is updated on a monthly basis. Pledges are a non-binding announcement of an intended contribution or allocation by the donor.

02 Oct 2015 description
report World Bank

The Annual Report is prepared by the Executive Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA)--collectively known as the World Bank--in accordance with the by-laws of the two institutions. The President of the IBRD and IDA and the Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors submits the Report, together with the accompanying administrative budgets and audited financial statements, to the Board of Governors.

25 Sep 2015 description
report World Bank

What is the Pandemic Emergency Facility?

The World Bank Group (WBG) is working closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) and many other partners to design a global Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) so that when the next global health emergency is declared, the world has the financial resources to quickly deploy trained health workers, equipment, medicines and whatever else is required. G-7 and G-20 leaders requested the WBG to accelerate development of the PEF as a means to strengthen the global response to future potential pandemics.

18 Sep 2015 description
report World Bank

This page tracks Ebola resource flows (including monetized in-kind contributions where available) totaling US$1 million or more from multilateral and bilateral institutions and some foundations. Data is captured from government and other official websites and from communication with key officials within development partner agencies. Data is updated on a monthly basis. Pledges are a non-binding announcement of an intended contribution or allocation by the donor.

10 Sep 2015 description
report World Bank

LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • Les progrès de l’Afrique de l’Ouest sur le plan de la croissance économique, de la démocratisation ou de la coopération régionale sont impressionnants.

  • Aujourd’hui, alors que la recrudescence des violences, des conflits, des narcotrafics et de la piraterie, ainsi que la montée des extrémismes, suscitent des inquiétudes quant aux perspectives de développement, les initiatives de renforcement de la résilience marquent des points.

04 Sep 2015 description
report World Bank

Learning from West Africa to Build Stability and Security

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • West Africa is making impressive progress in economic growth, democratization and regional cooperation.

  • While the recent rise in violence and conflict as well as drug trafficking, piracy and extremism have sparked concerns over future development, efforts to build resilience have also improved.

02 Sep 2015 description
report World Bank

Although there has been substantial progress in slowing Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the epidemic is not over. The world must remain focused on getting to, and sustaining, zero cases. Until we reach zero cases in each affected country, the people and economies in the region and beyond will remain at risk.

31 Jul 2015 description
report World Bank

This page tracks Ebola resource flows (including monetized in-kind contributions where available) totaling US$1 million or more from multilateral and bilateral institutions and some foundations. Data is captured from government and other official websites and from communication with key officials within development partner agencies. Data is updated on a bi-weekly basis. Pledges are a non-binding announcement of an intended contribution or allocation by the donor.

30 Jul 2015 description

This book seeks to critically examine the challenges of fragility and security in West Africa, along with the factors of resilience. It seeks to investigate key drivers of conflict and violence, and the way in which they impact the countries of the subregion. Along with emerging threats and challenges, these include the challenge of youth inclusion; migration; regional imbalances; extractives; the fragility of political institutions and managing the competition for power; security; and land.

15 Jul 2015 description
report World Bank

Disproportionate deaths among health care workers from Ebola could lead to sharp rise in maternal mortality last seen 20 years ago – World Bank report

WASHINGTON DC, July 8, 2015—The loss of health workers due to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa may result in an additional 4,022 deaths of women each year across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone as a result of complications in pregnancy and childbirth.