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15 Sep 2017 description
Led by WHO and partners, the campaign targets communities recently affected by floods and landslides, which left over 6,000 displaced and caused some 500 deaths.
05 Sep 2017 description
Two rounds of vaccination will be delivered in 25 affected communities by the Government of Sierra Leone with support from Gavi Alliance, WHO, UNICEF, the UK Government and other health partners.
24 Aug 2017 description
As the immediate medical needs have been covered, MSF is focusing on ensuring people have access to clean water and sanitation facilities, monitoring for any signs of water-borne diseases.
21 Aug 2017 description
report Save the Children
Save the Children has warned of a child health crisis in Sierra Leone due to contaminated water supplies and lack of safe shelter following this week’s deadly floods and mudslide.
18 Aug 2017 description
Natural and human factors made Sierra Leone's capital vulnerable to a landslide that killed more than 400 people this week: heavy rain, deforested land and communities forced by overcrowding to live on steep hillsides.
17 Aug 2017 description
The terrible aftermath of the mudslides, which have left more than 3000 people homeless, grimly illustrates the human cost of the government’s failure to implement housing and land policies, said Amnesty.
16 Aug 2017 description
Hours after the mudslides around Freetown, WFP began distributing initial two-week rations of rice, pulses, vegetable oil and salt to some 7,500 people in the hardest-hit communities.
16 Aug 2017 description
More rain is likely to fall until the end of the rainy season in November, which could lead to further flooding. The risk of waterborne diseases is high, and compounded by a poor health system.
15 Aug 2017 description
report The Guardian
A national emergency has been called after the city suffered heavy flooding, thought to be the worst in Africa over the past two decades.
14 Aug 2017 description
The Red Cross said at least 205 bodies have been taken to the central morgue in Freetown. Police and military personnel were at the scene in the mountain town of Regent searching for people trapped in the debris.
09 Jun 2017 description
Protracted fighting and unrest are increasing the ranks of the displaced and hungry with some 37 countries, 28 of which are in Africa, requiring external assistance for food.
23 Mar 2017 description
More than 190,000 polio vaccinators in 13 countries across west and central Africa will immunize more than 116 million children, to tackle the last remaining stronghold of polio on the continent.
28 Jan 2017 description
report Africa Rice Center
Team of researchers reveal that parasitic weeds have invaded 1.34 million hectares, affecting an estimated 950,000 rural households in at least 28 countries in Africa
27 Jan 2017 description
report IRIN
“People's Science” helped to cut the numbers of infected as people in the affected areas used their experience and common sense to work out what was happening and changed their behaviour accordingly.
08 Dec 2016 description
The new edition of the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report highlights 39 countries in need of external food assistance. Global agricultural prospects are improving but lean seasons loom in near future.
02 Nov 2016 description
In conflict situations, simple communication technologies can help researchers and humanitarian organisations collect more accurate data on the effects of humanitarian aid.
27 Oct 2016 description
The assessment report shows that more than half of the population – over 3.5 million people – are food insecure, without access to a sufficient amount of safe and nutritious food.
18 Sep 2016 description
report Chatham House
''A gendered human rights analysis of Ebola and Zika" analyses the particular relevance of gender and the role for international human rights law in supporting improved health outcomes during public health emergencies.
28 Aug 2016 description
The Africa Human Development Report 2016 analyses the drivers that hamper African women’s advancement, and proposes policies and concrete actions to close the gender gap.
29 Jun 2016 description
USAID's Food for Peace program uses a cash-based approach that restores household purchasing power, promotes the recovery of market function and trade, and supports agricultural production.