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09 Dec 2014 description
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Freetown, Sierra Leone: With on-going efforts to mitigate the spread of the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, UNV is strategically partnering with United Nations entities in the country to mobilize volunteers to assist and facilitate the process. In collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP) and with the support of WFP Country Director Gon Myers, this was a unique opportunity for UNV to engage local youth volunteers.

03 Dec 2014 description
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3 December 2014

Freetown, Sierra Leone: “The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has so far claimed over 5,000 lives in the three most affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. While the death and suffering caused by Ebola is immediate and must be stopped, the socio-economic impact of the disease will last long after Ebola has been brought under control,” says Gina Casar, UNDP Associate Administrator. “UNDP is leading on early recovery efforts, and supporting nationally-led efforts to address the crisis.”

13 Apr 2010 description
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Freetown, Sierra Leone: Anders Raaf has been suffering from dysentery. Habib ur Rehman can't take a bath as often as he would like.

27 May 2005 description
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International Day of Peacekeepers

BONN, 27 May 2005 - As the United Nations commemorates the third International Day of UN Peacekeepers on 29 May, paying tribute to those who serve in peacekeeping operations, United Nations Volunteers (UNV) are also being honoured for their dedication and courage in helping improve the lives of millions of people in war-torn and post-conflict countries across the globe.

More than 1,800 UN Volunteers are currently supporting UN peacekeeping operations in 11 countries worldwide: Afghanistan (UNAMA), Burundi (UNOB), Democratic Republic of the Congo …

25 Jun 2002 description
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GENEVA, 25 June 2002 - A record 5,090 mid-career professionals served with the United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV) in 2001 - the organization's 30th anniversary and fifth successive year of growth - to promote volunteerism through sustainable development and peace initiatives, according to Involving People, UNV's Annual Report for 2001 released today in Geneva.

28 Jan 2002 description
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FREETOWN, 28 January 2002 -- UN Volunteers began arriving in Sierra Leone over the weekend to help prepare for presidential and parliamentary elections slated for May.

23 May 2000 description
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Bonn, 23 May 2000 -- Fifty UN Volunteer specialists attached to the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) have returned from Banjul, The Gambia, where they were relocated earlier this month due to the deteriorating security situation.

27 Jan 2000 description
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Bonn, 27 January 2000 -- The first of 70 volunteer specialists recruited by the Bonn-based United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV) arrived this week in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown to take up a range of assignments providing services to the recently established United Nations mission in the strife-torn West African country.