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19 Oct 2017 description

This weekly update is produced by UNDP in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Sierra Leone, liaising with the Office of National Security and development partners.

Situation overview

Following the landslides and floods that hit Freetown and surrounding areas on 14 August 2017, the UN system in Sierra Leone continues to support national recovery.

17 Oct 2017 description

By Harriet Mason, Communications Officer, UNICEF Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – Scenic mountains surround the temporary displacement camp in which Mohamed Koroma and his two children have been living for the last four weeks. He sits on a mattress in a tent as he slowly flips through pages of a notebook. He is checking the lesson notes of his son Alpha, who has just returned from school.

10 Oct 2017 description

This weekly update is produced by UNDP in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Sierra Leone, liaising with the Office of National Security and development partners.

Situation overview

Following the landslides and floods that hit Freetown and surrounding areas on 14 August 2017, the UN system in Sierra Leone continues to support national recovery.

03 Oct 2017 description

This weekly update is produced by UNDP in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Sierra Leone, liaising with UN Agencies, the Office of National Security and development partners.

Situation overview

Following the landslides and floods that hit Freetown and surrounding areas on 14 August 2017, the UN system in Sierra Leone continues to support national recovery.

26 Sep 2017 description

This weekly update is produced by UNDP in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Sierra Leone, liaising with the Office of National Security and development partners.

Situation overview

19 Sep 2017 description

This weekly update is produced by UNDP in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Sierra Leone, liaising with the Office of National Security and development partners.

Situation overview  

Following emergency response to the landslide and floods in and around Freetown on 14 August 2017, the UN system in Sierra Leone is now supporting national recovery.  

13 Sep 2017 description

This weekly update is produced by UNDP in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Sierra Leone, liaising with the Office of National Security and development partners.

Situation overview

Following emergency response to the landslide and floods in and around Freetown on 14 August 2017, the UN system in Sierra Leone is now supporting national recovery. The UN Country Team has designated UNDP and the World Bank as co-leads of the effort.

06 Sep 2017 description

Situation overview

Three weeks on from the landslide and initial flooding, most pillars are operational and the Office of National Security (ONS) Situation Room collates information from the two temporary shelters sites and six Incident Response Centres (IRCs) daily. The second shelter site, Juba Barracks, is still empty ten days after the initial set-up and the slow pace of construction is worrying.

01 Sep 2017 description

This update is produced by the UNDAC team in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Sierra Leone, liaising with the Office of National Security and humanitarian partners.

Situation overview

29 Aug 2017 description

This update is produced by the UNDAC team in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Sierra Leone, liaising with the Office of National Security and humanitarian partners.

Situation overview

25 Aug 2017 description

This bulletin is produced by the UNDAC team in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Sierra Leone, liaising with the Office of National Security and humanitarian partners.

Situation overview

Through satellite and real time analysis it has been confirmed that landslides occurred on the morning of August 14th, with the debris from Mount Sugar Loaf resulting in 496 fatalities and roughly 800 missing persons.

22 Aug 2017 description

This report is produced by UNDAC team in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator Office in Sierra Leone and humanitarian partners. An emergency state was declared by Sierra Leone following floods and landslides leaving hundreds of people dead and destroyed thousands of homes on 14 August.

Situation overview

28 Jul 2016 description

By: Resident Coordinator's Office

Freetown, July 14: A new project aimed at accelerating risk management in the health sector in three most Ebola-affected countries, has been launched in Freetown, following a three-day inception workshop that ended July 14.

21 Jul 2016 description

UN agencies, funds and programmes are supporting the Government in their work to build a better, more resilient Sierra Leone.

In this newsletter, you will find examples of the work of the UN family.

27 Aug 2015 description

UN Agency Updates

IOM

From August 10-11 IOM Sierra Leone welcomed Mr. Mohammed Abdiker, Director - Department of Operations and Emergencies and Dr. Davide Mosca, Director - Migration Health Division, at IOM HQ Geneva as well as representatives from the IOM Regional Office in Dakar on a consultative mission. High level meetings were held with the UN Resident Coordinator, WHO Country Representative, and Minister of Health, US CDC and USAID OFDA.

12 Aug 2015 description

UN Agency Updates

IOM

In response to the new case from Tonkolili, IOM’s health and humanitarian border management project will expand vehicle checkpoint health screening to the Makeni-Tonkolili and Masiaka-Mile 91 highways beginning this week with a rapid deployment of 5 monitors from the Lungi Airport operation and 32 District Health Management Team members.

22 Jul 2015 description

UN Agency Updates

IOM

A high level delegation from IOM HQ, Regional Office Dakar and US CDC is visiting Sierra Leone from 10-14 July as part of a West Africa assessment tour of IOM’s Health and Humanitarian Border Management programming.

Delegates have assessed health screening and flow monitoring operations in Kambia and Freetown with colleagues from WHO and identified areas for future collaboration.

IOM’s Magazine Wharf outbreak response is entering week 3 with a commitment of 8 training staff to work in 8 area PHUs.