- 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
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN), and the European Union (EU) are following closely and with much interest the progress towards Sierra Leone’s presidential, parliamentary and local council elections scheduled to take place on 7 March 2018.
The four organizations welcome the efforts made by the National Electoral Commission for the preparation of the polls and also welcome the deployment of short- and long-term national and international observer missions.
Members of PREGEC met in Conakry to discuss the progress of this year’s agro-pastoral campaign, the agricultural outlook and the food situation. In preparation for the campaign, governments and their partners made significant strides in helping farmers and pastoralists obtain agricultural inputs (seeds, fertilisers and pesticides) and veterinary materials (vaccines). In addition, food and humanitarian assistance measures have been implemented for vulnerable populations.
Abuja 25th August 2917. The ECOWAS Commission is reaching out to the United Nations (UN) Agencies charged with humanitarian deliveries as part of its commitment towards bringing succor to victims of flood and landslides in Sierra Leone.
This is in addition to the collaborative hand already offered by ECOWAS to sister global agencies such as the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) as well as the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in order to ensure that the humanitarian crisis in the West African country is brought under control.
Togo’s Head of State, and Chairperson of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe, as well as the West African Community expressed their affinity with the people of Sierra Leone.
President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, accompanied by the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Marcel de Souza, travelled to Freetown on 17 August 2017 to give financial support to victims of floods and mudslides which occurred on Monday 14 August 2017.
16 et 17 Décembre 2015, Abuja, République Fédérale du Nigeria
16 and 17 December 2015, Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria
1 Under the chairmanship of H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal and current Chair of the Authority, the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held their Forty-Eighth Ordinary Session on 16 and 17 December 2015 in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Session was followed by a ceremony to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the creation of the organization.
Afrique de l'Ouest: des opportunités sans précédent en matière de croissance agricole
Un nouveau rapport identifie le renforcement de l’intégration régionale comme un levier majeur pour profiter des évolutions de la demande en produits alimentaires et de la croissance démographique
2 July 2015, Rome - West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective regional integration, says a new report by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
The High-Level Coordination Meeting of ECOWAS partners in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) ended in Accra on Friday 16th January 2015 with a strong call for the active participation of the private sector in the fight, and in the recovery and reconstruction process.
From March 2014, the Ebola outbreak has claimed more than 8,400 lives with severe socio-economic devastation, especially in the ECOWAS region.
3 December 2014 [Abuja, Nigeria]
The first batch of trained volunteer health workers from ECOWAS Member States departed Accra, the Ghanaian capital on Wednesday 3rd December 2014 for Guinea, which along with Liberia and Sierra Leone, are the three West African countries most-hit by the Ebola outbreak.
24 November 2014 [Accra-Ghana]
ECOWAS is deploying a three-pronged strategy of prevention, containment and eventual elimination in its response to the Ebola outbreak in the region that has killed some 5,444 people in three Member States of the Community, President of the ECOWAS Commission, His Excellency Kadre Desire Ouedraogo has said.
23 November 2014 [Abuja-Nigeria]
Health workers from six ECOWAS Member States are to undergo training in Accra ahead of their deployment in the three countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak in the region.
Des agents de santé provenant de six pays de la sous-région subiront à partir de ce lundi 24 novembre 2014 à Accra une session de formation de cinq jours à l’issue de laquelle ils iront intégrer les équipes des ministères de la Santé dans les trois pays les plus touchés par la maladie à virus Ebola, à savoir la Guinée, le Liberia et la Sierra Leone.
The Chief Executive for West Africa’s specialised institution responsible for health in the region has advocated for an annual allocation of an additional 2.5 million dollars to the institution strengthen its capacity to fight epidemics.
In a document detailing the response of the West African Health Organisation (WAHO) since the to the Ebola outbreak in March 2014, Dr Xavier Crespin said such additional resources would improve the capacity of the organisation to cope with such outbreaks.
The government of Nigeria’s south-eastern Rivers State has announced the donation of 5,000 complete set of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to ECOWAS in support of Member States affected by the outbreak that has claimed more than 5,000 lives from the more than 13,000 reported cases, mainly in the region.
6 NOVEMBER 2014 [Accra, Ghana]
1.With a view to strengthening the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa, the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States held an Extraordinary Session in Accra, Republic of Ghana on 6 November 2014, under the chairmanship of E. Mr. John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana, and current ECOWAS Chairman.
2.The following Heads of State and Government or their duly mandated representatives attended the Summit:
7 November 2014 [Accra, Ghana]
More ECOWAS Member States have announced financial contributions to the raise the total of the regional Solidarity Fund to fight Ebola to US$7.7 million.
At the just-ended ECOWAS extra-ordinary summit in Accra on Ebola and Burkina Faso, Nigeria which had earlier contributed US$3.5 million to the Fund, pledged additional US$1 million and affirmed its willingness to make 500 health volunteers available to help fight the disease in affected ECOWAS countries.
Afin de renforcer la lutte contre la maladie à virus Ebola en Afrique de l’ouest, les Chefs d’Etat et de Gouvernement de la Communauté Economique des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest ont tenu, le 06 Novembre 2014 à Accra, République du Ghana, une Session Extraordinaire sous la présidence de SEM John Dramani Mahama, Président de la République du Ghana, Président en Exercice de la CEDEAO.
Etaient présents à cette Session, les Chefs d’Etat et de Gouvernement suivants ou leurs représentants dûment mandatés:
Depuis la survenue du défi sans précédent représenté par la maladie à virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest, la CEDEAO a constamment fait face en entreprenant très tôt des actions d'appui aux pays touchés dans le cadre de la riposte à l'épidémie.
L'ensemble des actions menées par la Commission de la CEDEAO et l'Organisation ouest-africaine de la santé (OOAS, son institution spécialisée en la matière) dans le cadre d'une réponse régionale, visent globalement à réduire la mortalité et la morbidité à travers une détection précoce et une riposte adéquate.
Des experts régionaux en matière de communication de crise et de mobilisation communautaire ont validé des messages harmonisés devant être diffusés grâce à des outils stratégiques susceptibles d’assurer la participation massive des communautés dans le renforcement des réponses nationales et régionales pour la lutte contre l’épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola (MVE).