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12 Dec 2017 description

Highlights

• WFP received a mission from the Renewed Efforts Against Child Hunger and Undernutrition (REACH) from Rome to review the progress of REACH activities in Sierra Leone.

• WFP delivered a one-month food ration to the Don Bosco Fambul orphanage and St George’s Foundation, which are taking care of mudslide affected children and women as well as over 100 youth volunteers involved in the rescue and body retrieval during the emergency response.

16 Nov 2017 description

FREETOWN, November 16 2017 --- At a handover ceremony today, WHO in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) donated 75 vehicles to Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS). The vehicles, which include 18 cars and 57 motorbikes, will be used to support disease surveillance and response to outbreaks and other public health emergencies.

31 Oct 2017 description

L'ESSENTIEL

  • Les productions agricoles pourraient être globalement moyennes à bonnes en Afrique de l’Ouest et au Sahel.

  • Des déficits fourragers persistent dans l’extrême Nord-Est du Tchad, la zone pastorale du Niger, le Nord du Sénégal et la zone agropastorale de la Mauritanie.

  • La chenille légionnaire d’automne continue sa propagation dans la région et avec l’évolution de pays en pays, la situation reste très préoccupante.

02 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • Cereal production is expected to be overall average to above average in West Africa

  • Seasonal decline in agricultural commodity prices is expected from October onwards

  • Normal fodder and surface water availability has stabilized the pastoral situation throughout the Sahel

Agricultural Cereal Production Outlook looks promising

27 Sep 2017 description

Highlight

  • With support of the National Disaster Management Department and Sierra Leone Red Cross Society, WFP provided a household food ration to fire-affected households in Kelleh town community in Freetown.

  • A theoretical Training of Trainers workshop on Community-based Participatory Planning (CBPP) was held in Port Loko as part of the broader Three Pronged Approach (3PA) to resilience building.

15 Sep 2017 description

FREETOWN, 15 September 2017 – As Sierra Leone recovers from the recent deadly floods and mudslide in Freetown that killed over 500 people with many more still unaccounted for, 1,908 affected households will be directly supported with cash through mobile money transfers to help them meet their immediate needs.

25 Aug 2017 description

JOHANNESBURG – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed this week’s announcement of a US$615,000 (ZAR 8 million) contribution from the Government of South Africa that will help us provide vital emergency assistance to more than 10,000 people affected by mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone.

21 Aug 2017 description

After torrential rain on 15th August, hillsides have collapsed into fast-moving mudslides, while other areas have been affected by floods. WFP is providing food assistance to beneficiaries registered in 5 locations. Number of affected: Sierra Leone Office of National Security (ONS).

16 Aug 2017 description

FREETOWN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing food assistance to 7,500 people affected by the massive mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone that have killed scores of people and left many more homeless and in desperate need of assistance.

31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP collaborates with J-PAL and World Vision to commence stunting prevention and immunization promotion food distribution in Kori chiefdom, Moyamba district.

  • WFP completes second quarter food support to undernourished tuberculosis (TB) clients and those on the intensive phase of directly observed treatment, short-course (DOTS) in Kambia, Koinadugu, Bombali and Tonkolili districts.

Operational Updates

30 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP collaborates with Freetown City Council and other partners, to provide meals to youth groups engaged in cleaning Freetown as a preemptive measure to ensure good sanitation and reduce the risk of flooding.

  • WFP partnered with the District Agriculture Offices of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security to distribute food to farmers engaged in asset creation activities.

Operational Updates

15 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • Despite satisfying cereal availability, millet and sorghum prices increase beyond their seasonal trend in Mali and Niger due to stock depletion. The ongoing Ramadan is expected to exacerbate this rise.

  • Strong pasture and fodder deficit in the Sahel, particularly in Mali and Niger

  • Drop in livestock prices in the eastern trade Basin due to poor demand from Nigeria

  • Fiscal Crisis in Chad: Poor economic performance threatens national food security and regional stability

02 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • Ministry of Health and Sanitation staff and partners were trained on implementation of the stunting prevention pilot in Moyamba district.

  • Homeless storm victims received food assistance in Mile 91 town of Tonkolili district in northern Sierra Leone.

  • WFP, in collaboration with the national disaster management authority, Red Cross and Save the Children, provided food and non-food items to households affected by fire and host families sheltering them in Susan’s Bay area of the capital Freetown.

23 May 2017 description

FREETOWN - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab for Africa (J-PAL Africa) are partnering on a programme to promote children’s health in Moyamba district, one of the districts in Sierra Leone most affected by chronic malnutrition.