• With the completion of the rapid damage and loss assessment, UNICEF is now focusing efforts on operationalization of the recovery strategy. As part of the recovery, the installation of household hold rain water harvesting systems (RWHS) continued. It is expected to benefit 2,700 households with a complete safe water package. A total of 313 RWHS have been installed (22 in Kamayama, 42 at Jah Kingdom, 24 in Pentagon, 45 in Gbamgbayila, 80 in Kaningo and 100 in Regent).
• As part of the recovery, the operationalization of the humanitarian cash transfer programme, led by the Government of Sierra Leone and funded by UK Aid, continued during the reporting period. As of 21 September, 1,541 households have been registered for the programme and 420 households have received the first tranche of US$120.
• A total of 463,884 persons were vaccinated with cholera vaccines in the first five days of the vaccination campaign, representing 89.5 per cent of the target population for the vaccination.
• UNICEF is continuing to support the affected communities in the shelters and neighbouring communities through supply of WASH services, as well as supporting affected children, including provision of psychosocial support, identification of child protection concern and referral to support. In addition, UNICEF is also supporting the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) to ensure that affected children continue their learning and with the assessment and rehabilitation of affected schools.