- 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
Finn Church Aid (FCA) has decided to shut down its country programmes in Liberia and Sierra Leone by the end of 2017. Involvement in Liberia led to the founding of the Women’s Bank volunteer network which currently has thousands of volunteers.
“It is always difficult to make a decision like this. Over the past year we have worked hard to find new donors in both Liberia and Sierra Leone, but have not been adequately successful. However, it’s great that the work will continue by a local civil society organisation”, says Jouni Hemberg, FCA’s Executive Director.
Finn Church Aid (FCA) has granted 30,000 euros to emergency assistance in Sierra Leone after mudslides and floods killed over 400 people in the capital Freetown and left more than 3 000 homeless.
Severe mudslides and floods hit Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown and it’s neighboring areas on Monday August 14th, killing at least 400 people. Razed buildings covered in mud and rubble left over 3 000 homeless.
“FCA will assist with building temporary shelter and providing food and clothing”, says FCA’s Country Director **Michael Doe** from Freetown.
Study commissioned by Finn Church Aid Leena Kotilainen, February 2015
This study examines the gendered impacts of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Liberia in the largest outbreak of EVD ever recorded. The findings are based on an extensive two-week desk study and one-week participatory field study conducted in January 2015 in the cities of Monrovia and Buchanan in Liberia.
Key recommendations from INGOs working in Sierra Leone ahead of the High Level Conference on Ebola – March 3rd - Brussels
Finn Church Aid will start raising Ebola awareness in the beginning of October in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Through sensitising local volunteers, posters, flyers and radio broadcasts, activities will reach 70 000 people in Liberia. In addition, 2 650 infected households will receive materials, like buckets, soap and chlorite. Psychosocial support will be made available in the targeted local communities.
Local civil society organisations were encouraged by the Finnish Minister for International Development, Pekka Haavisto, to cooperate as much as possible in their activities oriented to enhance national development, advocate for people’s rights and promote government accountability.
This week, Finn Church Aid’s Sierra Leone country office organised a meeting between the Minister Haavisto, and a group of representatives from the Sierra Leonean civil society organizations in Freetown. The Minister also met with Paramount Chiefs , who represented traditional authorities.