- Sierra Leone: Mudslides - Aug 2017
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2015
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Sierra Leone: Wild Fires - Jan 2013
- Sierra Leone/Guinea: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2012
- West/Central Africa: Floods - Jun 2010
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods and Landslides - Aug 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2007
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2007
After spending 7 days at the sea port of Sierra Leone and providing free medical services to thousands of local people, Hospital Ship of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, Ark Peace, has left the shores of Freetown on 26th September for Gabon where such services would be offered again.
On August 29th, 2017, the Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone WU Peng handed over USD $100,000 from the Red Cross Society of China to Sierra Leone Red Cross Society (SLRCS) as a disaster relief fund for victims of the August 14th tragic mudslide and flooding devastation.
When the devastating tragic mudslide and flooding hit Freetown on 14th August 2017, Sierra Leone underwent another heartbreaking disaster after the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease. The Chinese government has been following the disaster and relief actions closely and studied the way of providing emergency support to Sierra Leone. In the afternoon of August 16, WANG Xinmin, Charge d’Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Freetown, called upon H.E. President Dr.
On 23 June 2016, the unveiling ceremony of the National Reference Laboratory for Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers and National Training Center for Viral Detection and Biosafety of Sierra Leone was held at the Sierra Leone-China Friendship Biosafety Laboratory in Freetown. H. E. Mr. Zhao Yanbo, Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Hon. Dr. Abubakarr Fofanah, Minister of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone, Dr. Gao Fu, Deputy Director-General of China Center for Disease Control and Prevention and other guests attended the event.
Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a few days ago that China would provide the 5th-round emergency aid to African countries to fight against Ebola. On November 4, the Official of the Department of Foreign Assistance made a comment on the contents of this round of aid.
The official said that this is China’s 5th round of foreign assistance provided to African countries which were hit by Ebola including Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. This round of assistance is mainly applied to the following three aspects:
BEIJING — China and the United Nations (UN) have signed an agreement on a Chinese donation of $5 million to aid the global fight against Ebola, according to an official announcement on Oct 14. Ministry of Commerce said in a statement that the deal was signed by assistant minister of commerce Zhang Xiangchen and Alain Noudehou, the UN Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Program Resident Representative in China. The donation will go to the UN Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund to support the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response. China donated $6 million to this fund …
China’s first homegrown vaccine against Ebola has entered its second phase in a clinical trial in Sierra Leone in West Africa, marking a breakthrough in overseas testing of Chinese-developed vaccines. Chen Wei, a researcher at the Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology of the Academy of Military Medical Sciences, said on Oct 12 that dozens of volunteers recruited from among local people had been given the shots to test the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness.
On March 24, 2015, Chinese Embassy in Sierra Leone and Campaign for Good Governance(CGG) issued a joint press release on the conclusion of the program on enhancing community response to the Ebola epidemic funded by the China-Africa People-to-People Friendship Action initiative.
Charge D'affaires of the Chinese Embassy, Mr. Yin Chengwu, and Executive Director of CGG Mrs. Valnora Edwin signed the press release.
The full text of the joint press release is as follows:
On 8 January 2014, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo handed over China's new gratuitous support to the Sierra Leonean President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, and signed the hand-over certificates with Dr. Samura Kamara, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah, Minister of Health and Sanitation. Mr. Yin Chengwu, Political Counselor, and Mr. Zou Xiaoming, Commercial Counselor of the Embassy attended the event.
On 22 December, 2014, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo signed letter of exchange on anti-Ebola public health training program with Dr. Samura Kamara, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC), Awoko Newspaper and Concord Times covered the event.
On December 21, 2014, Chinese chartered Boeing 747 cargo airplane carrying the equipment and materials for the China-aided fixed bio-safety lab arrived at Lungi International Airport, Sierra Leone. Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo and Sierra Leonean Foreign Minister Dr. Samura Kamara, Deputy Health Minister Mr. Foday Sawi received the airplane. Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC), Awoko News, Concord Times and The Exclusive Newspaper covered the event.
On 12 December, 2014, Mr. Yin Chengwu, Political Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Sierra Leone, signed the China-Africa People-to-People Friendship Action project implementation agreement on enhancing community response to the Ebola epidemic with Mrs. Valnora Edwin, Executive Director of the Campaign for Good Governance (CGG). According to the agreement, the Chinese Embassy offers RMB 200,000 ( equally 32,600 USD ) to CGG for providing humanitarian relief support to quarantined homes, health workers and Ebola patients in the Western Area and Port Loko District of Sierra Leone.
On 4 December, 2014, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo donated to Ebola survivors and orphans in Makeni City, Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Mr. Yin Chengwu, Political Counsellor of the Embassy, Mr. Moijueh Kaikai, Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs, Mrs. Sunkarie Kabba-Kamara, Mayor of Makeni and Mr. Sahr Moigua, Secretary General of Local Councils Association of Sierra Leone attended the hand-over ceremony. Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC), Awoko Newspaper, Concord Times, Standard Times, Exclusive Newspaper, Universal Radio covered the event.
On 13 November, 2014, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo launched the anti-Ebola public health training programme at the National Library of Sierra Leone. Ms. Madina Rahman, Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Mr. Franklyn Gibson, Mayor of Freetown and Mr. Liang Xiaofeng, Deputy Director General of China Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) attended the ceremony.
On 30 October, 2014, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo signed a exchange of letter on China's construction of a bio-safety level Ⅲ laboratory for Sierra Leone with Mr. Keifala Marah, Sierra Leonean Minister of Finance and Economic Development. Mr. Zou Xiaoming, Commercial Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy attended the ceremony.
On 17 October, 2014, Chinese Ambassador's Wife Mao Xuehong joined Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma, First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone to hand over food items to Hastings Ebola Treatment Centre. Mrs. Khadiya Sam-Sumana, Second Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Ms. Madina Rahman, Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Mr. Ibrahim Pateh Bah, Member of Parliament for Constituency 92 were also present at the hand-over ceremony. Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) and Awoko Newspaper covered the event.
（From Chinese Embassy in Ghana）
For the present, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is still going rampant, not only posing a serious threat to the life and health of the people in the sub-region, but also constituting a realistic threat to the public health and security of all countries in the world. It has become a common challenge in the non-conventional security area to the international community.
On 13 October, 2014, Chinese Ambassador's Wife Mao Xuehong donated Le 80 Million to Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma, First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone for providing food to Ebola-affected families and health workers.
On 25 September, 2014, a China-chartered airplane carrying a China-aided mobile bio-safety level Ⅲ laboratory arrived at Lungi International Airport of Sierra Leone. Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr. Ebun Strasser-King, Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation Mr. Foday Sawi, Deputy Minister of Transport and Aviation Mr. Ibrahim Mansaray and other senior Sierra Leonean officials attended the arrival ceremony held at the airport.
On 17 September, 2014, two China-chartered airplanes carrying a China Center for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) laboratory team and a China-aided mobile laboratory arrived at Lungi International Airport of Sierra Leone. Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr. Samura Kamara, Minister of Transport and Aviation Mr. Leonard Koroma, Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation Mr. Foday Sawi and other senior Sierra Leonean officials attended the arrival ceremony held at the airport.