Sierra Leone

Ebola Recovery in Sierra Leone

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STRENGTHENING SECURITY, JUSTICE AND SOCIAL COHESION IN BORDER COMMUNITIES

Over 1 year, the project will enhance the safety and security of the men, women and children who were most affected by the Ebola crisis in 3750 remote border communities.

Border communities in 7 border districts will improve community security, early warning systems and communications to prevent infectious disease outbreaks and other health and security threats.

Expected results:

Better security, cohesion and access to justice in remote border communities. Better, community-led early warning systems will prevent Ebola and other disease outbreaks and boost community cohesion. Awareness raising activities will be delivered on access to formal justice and improving its coordination with informal justice.

Improved cross border coordination between neighbouring communities. Community policing will increase information sharing and build relationships between security agencies and community members.

Improved livelihoods and social protection. 250 people that were hit uniquely hard by the Ebola crisis will get social protection. Conditional cash transfers, will help 500 young people get back on track, and generate 10,000 days worth of employment. 350 people will benefit from capacity building support.

The project will be led by UNDP in cooperation with the Mano River Union, the Office of National Security, the Sierra Leone Police and health, justice and immigration partners – supporting both the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.