WFP Sierra Leone Country Brief, August 2017

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 31 Aug 2017 View Original

Highlight

  • With support of the National Disaster Management Department and Sierra Leone Red Cross Society, WFP provided a household food ration to fire-affected households in Kelleh town community in Freetown.

  • A theoretical Training of Trainers workshop on Community-based Participatory Planning (CBPP) was held in Port Loko as part of the broader Three Pronged Approach (3PA) to resilience building.

  • WFP completed the second food distribution for asset creation activities in 17 communities in Peje, Soro Gbema and YKK chiefdoms in Pujehun district.

Operational Updates

  • With logistical support of the National Disaster Management Department of the Office of National Security and the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society, WFP provided a one-month household food ration to over 500 fire-affected victims belonging to 112 households in Kelleh town community in Freetown. Community leaders facilitated food distribution through mobilisation and organisation of households affected by the fire.

  • A theoretical training of trainers workshop on Community-based Participatory Planning (CBPP) was held in Port Loko as part of the broader Three Pronged Approach (3PA) to resilience building. WFP Sierra Leone is the first English speaking coastal West African country to be trained in this important approach, providing opportunities for learning and contextualisation and refinement of the CBPP tools and roll-out in other districts of Sierra Leone. Participants included government counterparts from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, the district council, representatives from UNICEF, FAO, IFAD, NGO counterparts and development partners from the World Bank and JICA.

  • WFP completed the second food distribution for asset creation activities in 17 communities in Peje, Soro Gbema and YKK chiefdoms in Pujehun district. Participants received 18-day food ration for undertaking Inland Valley Swamp rehabilitation/development, tree crop rehabilitation and feeder road rehabilitation.