WFP Sierra Leone Country Brief, October 2017

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 31 Oct 2017

Highlights

• WFP received a mission from the Renewed Efforts Against Child Hunger and Undernutrition (REACH) from Rome to review the progress of REACH activities in Sierra Leone.

• WFP delivered a one-month food ration to the Don Bosco Fambul orphanage and St George’s Foundation, which are taking care of mudslide affected children and women as well as over 100 youth volunteers involved in the rescue and body retrieval during the emergency response.

• Caregivers for children suffering from severe acute malnutrition received food rations in five health facilities in Bombali, Tonkolili and Koinadugu districts.

Operational Updates

• WFP received a mission from the Renewed Efforts Against Child Hunger and Undernutrition (REACH) from Rome to review the progress of REACH activities in Sierra Leone as well as to provide support in identifying nutrition partners. Overall, the mission findings indicated that the activities are on course despite delayed implementation.

• WFP delivered a one-month food ration to the Don Bosco Fambul orphanage and St George’s Foundation, which are taking care of mudslide affected children and women. WFP also provided food assistance to over 100 youth volunteers involved in the rescue and body retrieval during the emergency response.

• Caregivers for children suffering from severe acute malnutrition received food rations in five health facilities in Bombali, Tonkolili and Koinadugu districts. This support is provided to encourage caregivers to stay with the children while they receive treatment.