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11 Jul 2018 description

Regaining old glories Sierra Leone rebuilds its climate services from the ashes of war using new technologies to provide early warnings for vulnerable communities

By Climate Adaptation UNDP

Back in 1929, Sierra Leone served as the headquarters of the British West African Meteorological Services. With independence, the Sierra Leone Meteorological Department was formed. It was one of the most advanced meteorological departments in West Africa, with advanced capacity in weather data collection, analysis and service provision.

05 Jul 2018 description

PURPOSE

Define what market support programming in humanitarian contexts is and what it can look like in practice.

Enable humanitarian practitioners to consider market support interventions from the outset by highlighting the potential benefits of market support programming alongside or independently of other programme activities.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

Technical specialists across sectors Project/programme managers Donors Business development specialists Proposal writers

SCOPE OF THE TIP SHEET

25 Jun 2018 description

I’ve lived in Sierra Leone all my life, including during the Ebola outbreak in 2014 that left communities battered and hopelessness. Today people here are finding a way to heal and to address community issues, which is leading to resiliency, and, ultimately, stronger community-based systems that meet people’s needs.

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa had the same psychological effects on individuals as war.

11 Jun 2018 description

Bashiru Brima, 21, is not your regular tailor. Living in the slum community of Cockle Bay, in Sierra Leone's capital city, he has been fashioning bags, mats and hats out of plastic refuse, while educating his fellow villagers to reclaim waste rather than let it pile up.

27 May 2018 description

The United States Agency for International Development / Food for Peace (USAID / FFP) supported Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) response to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone and Liberia greatly contributed to the recovery of affected communities and households. The CTP response provided a safety net to assist targeted communities to deal with transient food insecurity and went beyond achieving this objective by also contributing to the recovery of livelihoods eroded by the Ebola crisis.

18 May 2018 description

Key messages

  • The European Union, together with its Member States, provided close to €2 billion in financial aid to help West Africa contain and recover from the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) that devastated the region in 2014-15. The following year, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an end of transmission in West Africa.

16 May 2018 description

32 Education staff supported by UNHCR in Bahn High Extension School, Tchien Public School and Little Wlebo Extension Elementary School

407 Birth certificates have been shared with refugee parents from January-April 2018

11,263 Total number of refugees remaining in Liberia

CONTEXT HIGHLIGHTS

23 Apr 2018 description

DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD:

484 STRANDED MIGRANTS RETURNED HOME VIA CHARTERED FLIGHTS

102 STRANDED MIGRANTS RETURNED HOME VIA COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS

23 Apr 2018 description

DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD:

4,595 STRANDED MIGRANTS RETURNED HOME VIA CHARTERED FLIGHTS

439 STRANDED MIGRANTS RETURNED HOME VIA COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS

16 Apr 2018 description
report Peace Winds Japan

Household items distribution:

In February, PWJ and our local partner CEDA distributed household goods to those families heavily affected by the flood/landslide that occurred in August 2018.

11 Apr 2018 description

POPULATION OF CONCERN: 11,261

CONTEXT HIGHLIGHTS

22 Mar 2018 description
report Trócaire

Catherine Ginty

The Ebola virus outbreak claimed 11,000 lives across West Africa in 2014-2016. In Sierra Leone alone, 3,956 people died and it is estimated that 12,000 children lost parents.

Rugiatu is nine and wants to be a teacher when she grows up. But her life has not been easy so-far. Rugiatu’s mother died during the Ebola crisis, which struck Sierra Leone 2014-2016.

14 Mar 2018 description
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Executive Summary

In countries affected by fragility and conflict, state institutions (i.e. public administration) co-exist among formal and informal arrangements that mirror ineffective power arrangements. These arrangements are products from protracted power struggles between elites struggling to remain in power and control the distribution of rents and resources. The challenges facing situations of fragility and violent conflict are daunting and multidimensional.

13 Mar 2018 description
report World Bank

Crisis is becoming a new normal in the world today. Over the past 30 years, the world has lost more than 2.5 million people and almost $4 trillion to natural disasters. In 2017 alone, adverse natural events resulted in global losses of about $330 billion, making last year the costliest ever in terms of global weather-related disasters.

13 Mar 2018 description

Tokyo – The Government of Japan has donated USD 30.5 million to support IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in its 2018 operations – assisting vulnerable migrants such as displaced persons, refugees, returnees and affected communities, in the midst of various conflicts and crises continuing around the world. With this donation, Japan will also support increasing the capacity of various governments in their humanitarian border management efforts.

09 Mar 2018 description

POPULATION OF CONCERN: 11,557 By country of origin

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

UNHCR works with the Government of Liberia through the Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC) and provides funding to the following NGOs to provide protection and assistance in favor of refugees and asylum seekers:

  • African Initiatives for Relief and Development (AIRD)

  • Special Emergency to Restore Children's Hope (SEARCH)

Context Highlights

09 Mar 2018 description

POPULATION OF CONCERN: 11,533 By country of origin

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

  • UNHCR works with the Government of Liberia through the Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC) and provides funding to the following NGOs to provide protection and assistance in favor of refugees and asylum seekers:

  • Africa Humanitarian Action (AHA)

  • African Initiatives for Relief and Development (AIRD)

  • Special Emergency Activity to Restore Children’s Hope (SEARCH).

09 Mar 2018 description

POPULATION OF CONCERN: 11,557

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

  • UNHCR works with the Government of Liberia through the Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC) and provides funding to the following NGOs to provide protection and assistance in favor of refugees and asylum seekers:

  • African Initiatives for Relief and Development (AIRD)

  • Special Emergency to Restore Children's Hope (SEARCH)

Context Highlights

09 Mar 2018 description

A dozen young males and females are drenched in the scorching sun in a remote community in Samu Chiefdom, Kambia District, Northern Sierra Leone, as they dug out brown mud from a hole almost three meters deep. “Our goal is to dig our first ever protected handpump,” says Mohamed Kamara, the team leader and handpump technician. “We suspect we will need to go 14 meters deep before we reach water,” he observed.

To ensure community ownership, Mohamed teamed up with other youth in Rosinor village so that the work is done in accordance with the expectation of the residents.