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21 Sep 2017 description
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The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger globally and by country and region. Calculated each year by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the GHI highlights successes and failures in hunger reduction and provides insights into the drivers of hunger. By raising awareness and understanding of regional and country differences in hunger, the GHI aims to trigger actions to reduce hunger.

06 Jun 2017 description
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What we achieve

Since its establishment in 1962, Welthungerhilfe has supported 8,517 international projects with approximately 3.27 billion euros, including 6,120 self-help projects.

19 May 2015 description
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150 villages already affected by famine. Orphans are particularly vulnerable.

21 Jan 2015 description
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1. The Ebola Epidemic in Sierra Leone’s Cocoa Belt

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has been raging in West Africa since the beginning of this year. Among the affected countries Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea have been hit hardest. The current outbreak is unprecedented in scale and has claimed more lives and displayed a greater spread than any other epis ode in history. To make matters worse, it has spilled from rural areas into urban centers, a factor which distinguishes it from previous outbreaks.

06 Oct 2014 description
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Introduction In August 2014 Deutsche Welthungerhilfe (DWHH) in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS), the FAO (Sierra Leone) and key partners in the food security and livelihoods sector conducted a rapid assessment of the impacts of the EVD on the livelihoods of rural communities, agricultural production and food security in the hardest hit regions of Sierra Leone.

18 Sep 2014 description

Welthungerhilfe: New study shows serious implications of Ebola

(Bonn/Freetown, 18/09/2014) Ebola-affected Sierra Leone is now also facing the threat of famine. A new study from Welthungerhilfe has conlcuded that, by the beginning of 2015, the effects of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone could have an even more dramatic impact than the illness itself. “From March, we are anticipating serious hunger”, warns Jochen Moninger, Sierra Leone country coordinator for the last four years.

08 Aug 2014 description
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(Bonn, 06/08/2014) Welthungerhilfe is helping local authorities in Sierra Leone in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus. Besides Liberia, Sierra Leone has been hardest hit by the epidemic that has so far claimed more than 900 lives.

11 Oct 2012 description
Background Facts and Key Findings
Fact Sheet: Africa
Fact Sheet: Asia
Case Study: Sierra Leone
Case Study: Tanzania

The 2012 GHI report focuses particularly on the issue of how to ensure sustainable food security under conditions of water, land, and energy stress. Demographic changes, rising incomes and associated consumption patterns, and climate change, alongside persistent poverty and inadequate policies and institutions, are all placing serious pressure on natural resources.

04 Jun 2012 description
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Welthungerhilfe breaks new ground in the year of its fiftieth anniversary

Bonn, 04.06.2012. On 2 and 3 June 2012, the worldwide community Random Hacks of Kindness programmed an instrument, which supports satellite images, for analysing land utilisation in Sierra Leone. In Nairobi alone, more than 100 programmers tackled Welthungerhilfe’s problem.