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17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

26 Sep 2017 description

This weekly update is produced by UNDP in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Sierra Leone, liaising with the Office of National Security and development partners.

Situation overview

19 Sep 2017 description

This weekly update is produced by UNDP in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Sierra Leone, liaising with the Office of National Security and development partners.

Situation overview  

Following emergency response to the landslide and floods in and around Freetown on 14 August 2017, the UN system in Sierra Leone is now supporting national recovery.  

13 Sep 2017 description

This weekly update is produced by UNDP in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Sierra Leone, liaising with the Office of National Security and development partners.

Situation overview

Following emergency response to the landslide and floods in and around Freetown on 14 August 2017, the UN system in Sierra Leone is now supporting national recovery. The UN Country Team has designated UNDP and the World Bank as co-leads of the effort.

30 Aug 2017 description

At least 500 people, including 150 children, have died in the floods and landslides in Freetown, with hundreds more missing. The scale and trauma of the disaster that took place in the capital of Sierra Leone on August 14 is becoming clear.

Nearly 6,000 Freetown residents have been directly affected and more than 800 have been reported missing. With a presence in Sierra Leone for the past 21 years, Handicap International is on the ground, providing critical support.

17 Aug 2017 description

More than 300 people are reported to have died in the floods and landslides in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. According to reports, 3,000 people have been made homeless. With a presence in Sierra Leone for the past 21 years, Handicap International is on the ground, providing support to the most vulnerable individuals.

At least 312 people were killed and hundreds reported missing, including many children, after 13 communities in and around Freetown were devastated by floods and mudslides on Monday.

11 May 2017 description

The West African Ebola outbreak that took the World by surprise may have been over, going on two years now, but those the virus infected and survived are still struggling with many health and socio-economic challenges. The disease may no longer be present in the region, but affected persons and communities are yet to get over the nightmare and move on with life. The World may no longer view Ebola as imminent threat to life, but those who lost their loved ones are still mourning and psychologically traumatized in the aftermath.

13 Apr 2017 description

By Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General, WHO

13 APRIL 2017 - Today we begin the launch of “Ten years in public health 2007-2017” – a report that chronicles the evolution of global public health over the decade that I have served as Director-General at WHO.

26 Jan 2017 description

Date of launch: 20 January, 2017

Number of people affected: 50,000

Number of people to be assisted: 10,000 people (with NFI distribution to 1,150 families/5,750 people, hygiene promotion to 3,600 families/10,000 people in addition to those reached through the health facilities and distribution of awareness materials)

SITUATION ANALYSIS

Description of the disaster

04 Dec 2016 description

International Development Secretary announces new focus on disability on International Day for People with Disabilities

The UK will lead a step-change in the world’s efforts to end extreme poverty by pushing disability up the global development agenda, International Development Secretary Priti Patel has announced.

To mark International Day for People with Disabilities (3 December) Ms Patel is calling on partners to do more to prioritise reaching the poorest and most excluded by ensuring people with disabilities are not being left behind.

07 Oct 2016 description

Aide-mémoire N°383
Octobre 2016

Principaux faits

31 May 2016 description
report MERCY Malaysia

Our Strategic Commitments

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- **Impartiality** – We maintain impartiality in the selection of our staff. The selection of our beneficiaries purely is on a needs basis and not based on race, religion and/or political affiliation.
- **Staff Integrity** – We maintain a workforce who adhere to high moral and ethical principles.
- **Continuous Improvement** – We monitor and evaluate our work in order to improve on our past experiences and provide better humanitarian services as we progress.

23 Mar 2016 description

INTRODUCTION

Outbreaks of Ebola virus were first discovered in the 1970’s in various central African countries, however, the West Africa outbreak that started in December 2013 has been the largest and most devastating to date.

20 Jan 2016 description

During the Ebola epidemic, Handicap International’s inclusive education program in Sierra Leone switched into emergency mode. Staff and community based volunteers ensured that the 1,700 children with disabilities in the program knew how to protect themselves from Ebola and continued to learn even when schools were closed.

16 Jan 2016 description

At the start of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, many people with disabilities did not know about Ebola because the national public awareness campaign did not share information in formats they could understand. Handicap International, present in Sierra Leone since 1996, stepped in to ensure people with different kinds of disabilities knew how to prevent the disease.

08 Nov 2015 description

After 42 days without new Ebola infections, Sierra Leone was declared free of the deadly Ebola infection on Saturday Nov. 7. The disease had raged in the country for well over a year, and claimed nearly 4,000 lives.

“Saturday should be a day of celebration for the people of Sierra Leone and everyone who has fought this epidemic,” explains Gaëlle Faure of Handicap International’s Ebola program. “When we reach the end of a crisis, we must celebrate—we should make the most of it!”

07 Nov 2015 description

How the UK has helped to end Ebola in Sierra Leone and continues to help the country rebuild.

How the UK helped to end Ebola in Sierra Leone

The UK led the international response to the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone and has committed £427 million so far to ending the epidemic.

The UK is the largest bilateral donor to Sierra Leone and our swift action in response to this unprecedented Ebola epidemic has had a significant impact.