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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.
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.
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.
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.
01 Jun 2016 description
FAO analyses the impact of the Ebola outbreak on agricultural market chains and gives recommendations for a smooth functioning of trade flows and markets when facing a crisis.
01 Apr 2016 description
At the beginning of the crisis, the international community perceived the outbreak as a purely public health emergency, while other needs of the affected communities were left largely unaddressed.
17 Mar 2016 description
The rapid containment of the flare-up was a real-time demonstration of the increased local capacity to respond to Ebola outbreaks and other health emergencies and mitigate their impact.
24 Jan 2016 description
There are over 10,000 survivors of Ebola virus disease. The survivors need comprehensive support for the medical and psychosocial challenges they face and also to minimize the risk of continued Ebola virus transmission.
28 Nov 2015 description
report UN News Service
Following the flare-up of Ebola in Liberia 77 days after the outbreak was declared over, a senior UN health official says three most affected countries cannot recover on their own.
07 Nov 2015 description
Sierra Leone now enters a 90-day period of enhanced surveillance which will run until 5 February 2016, and WHO will continue to support the country during this period.
07 Oct 2015 description
The deadliest-ever Ebola outbreak since the virus was identified in Central Africa in 1976 has killed 11,312 of the 28,457 people infected since December of 2013.
01 Sep 2015 description
The highest levels of food insecurity will be observed in Bo, Kambia, Port Loko, Moyamba, Kailahun, and Kenema districts where poor households are experiencing food consumption gaps.
31 Aug 2015 description
A team of experts in ring vaccination has travelled from Conakry, Guinea to join a large WHO and Ministry of Health team already in the northern district where the new case has been reported.