UNICEF and partners continue their efforts to support the recovery of victims in this second phase of the response.
The registration of affected households for the operationalization of the humanitarian cash transfer programme funded by UK Aid, is now underway in collaboration with various partners (the National Commission for Social Action, the Anti-Corruption Commission of Sierra Leone, Restless Development, Airtel, the World Food Programme (WFP), the Red Cross, as well as religious leaders). As of 14 September, 776 households have been enrolled in the humanitarian cash transfer programme.
In the meantime, UNICEF is continuing to support the affected communities (at the temporary displacement centres in Regent, Kaningo and Pentagon and those that have been relocated to the Old Skool and Juba barracks shelters) 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 supporting the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) to setup temporary learning spaces (TLS) at the shelters to ensure that affected children continue their learning.