Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone: Cholera Epidemic Emergency appeal n° MDRSL003 Operation update n°1


Period covered by this Ops Update: 17 September to 17 October, 2012.

Summary: The operation has reached over 1,131,613 people to date in 5 districts, namely; Western Area, Bombali, Tonkolili, Port Loko and Kambia. They have benefitted from basic health care including daily surveillance, hygiene promotion, and social mobilization as well as provision of Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) and water and sanitation hardware. A Field Assessment and Coordination Team (FACT) was deployed to obtain detailed assessment information. IFRC assisted with deployment of 3 Emergency Response Units (ERUs) consisting of a Finnish Red Cross Basic Health Care module (BHC ERU) supported by Japanese Red Cross, a Norwegian Red Cross community health module (CHM ERU) supported by Canadian Red Cross, and a British Red Cross mass sanitation module (MSM ERU).The ERUs operated in the districts of Bombali, Tonkolili, Port Loko and Kambia.