Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone: Ebola Virus Disease - Emergency Appeal Revision n° 6 (MDRSL005)

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This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 90.5 million Swiss francs (decreased from 94 million Swiss francs) to enable the IFRC to support the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society (SLRCS) to deliver recovery assistance and support to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)-affected populations (including EVD survivors, orphans and vulnerable children; affected households; Red Cross and community volunteers). With available resources (including bilateral funding) of approximately 62.6m Swiss francs, the net Appeal needs are 27.9m Swiss francs to be implemented over a total timeframe of 24 months. The revised appeal focusses on health and care -- communitybased health (CBH), psychosocial support (PSS), water and sanitation), disaster risk reduction, food security and livelihoods, and National Society development, through community and institutional development strategies.

The ultimate goal of post-EVD recovery is to re-establish the conditions for a quick return to a healthy society, with viable livelihoods, psychosocial well-being, economic growth, and overall human development that can foster a more inclusive society in the future. However, the immediate priority is to end the epidemic, and address the adverse conditions that enabled a localized epidemic to escalate into a national crisis with regional and global ramifications.

IFRC also recognises the importance of minimizing the risk of a resurgence in cases by strengthening the health system in Sierra Leone with support of the regional and global disease surveillance networks. Details are available in the Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA)