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14 June 2015

My family, my friends felt like I had signed my own death certificate by merely deciding to come here (Ebola treatment centre). These are fellow human beings just like us who need help. So that kind of compelled me as well, to take part in this fight and I like it.” – Riky Kufa, Head of Moyamba Sub Office, Sierra Leone.


28 May 2015

Doctors, nurses, surveillance teams, psycho-social experts, logisticians, epidemiologists, researchers, drivers, laboratory technicians, managers of Ebola Treatment Units, civil servants at the Ministries of Health, employees of Ebola Response command centres in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea all have one thing in common:  they have joined forces to defeat Ebola. Getting to zero cases is possible.


18 May 2015

After eight months of closed doors in Sierra Leone, schools began to reopen across the country in mid-April. To ensure that children were able to return to clean and safe classrooms, thousands of volunteers embarked on a massive school cleaning exercise, reaching about 8,000 schools across the country. Their reward? Much needed food. All thanks to WFP's Food for Work proramme. 


29 April 2015

"Because of Ebola, we thought our production would not be attractive to sellers but WFP is supporting us by buying our rice and distributing it to the Ebola-affected population. We are glad to contribute to feeding the country, and vulnerable communities that are still in need, including the patients in the Ebola treatment centers," Fatmata, small-scale farmer in Sierra Leone.

 


16 April 2015

Could you imagine being a parent and seeing your children staying home for months, not being able to go to school? The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has not only claimed over 3,800 lives, but for the past eight months, it has forced school children to stay at home, hampering education and the country’s capacity to build its future manpower.

Zainab Mansaray, WFP staff member and mother tells us what it means for her and her family that her children have been able to go back to school as of 14 April. 


14 April 2015

In Sierra Leone, progress is being made in the fight against Ebola. Day after day, new cases are declining:  as of 14 April, seven out of 14 districts had gone for 42 consecutive days without recording new Ebola cases. Though the outlook is hopeful, survivors of the disease - particularly children who are now orphans - face challenges reintegrating into normal life. In Kenema district, WFP provides food to the Kambui Advocacy Group for Women and Children (KAGWC) to support 50 Ebola-orphaned children while they are undergoing social counselling. 

Ebola emergency
17 March 2015

Six months after the United Nations Security Council declared Ebola a threat to international peace and security, the Emergency Telecommunications (ET) Cluster in Sierra Leone is providing Internet connectivity for 65 medical institutions in the country. That number continues to grow every week.


10 March 2015

Although progress has been made, we are not out of this devastating crisis yet. WFP and its partners continue to remain vigilant and provide the support needed to achieve zero cases across all Ebola-affected countries. You might have not seen much about Ebola in the media of late. Here is, in brief, our latest news:


28 January 2015

What happens when you combine a hundred thousand individuals, the World Food Programme, the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) and one of the world’s largest Internet companies? They set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD within a day!


29 December 2014

From Ebola-hit countries in Africa to Syria, Iraq and the Philippines, food assistance played its part again this year in helping families get through emergencies. Here are 10 people in 10 different countries who received assistance in 2014 thanks to WFP’s supporters – governments, companies and individuals.