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SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA STIGMA

The stigma of Ebola in Sierra Leone is on the rise, affecting people who have survived the disease as well as those who have not contracted it, but may be suffering from a different ailment.  Several groups are drawing on lessons learned from the discrimination faced by HIV-AIDS sufferers in the past, and see survivors [...]

22 Oct 2014 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA FOOD SECURITY

The Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone is impacting food security in the country as the economy slows down due to the threat of spreading the virus. Markets are suffering and the availability of goods and food stuffs is shrinking. UNDP

20 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UNICEF / DAVID BECKHAM EBOLA CAMPAIGN

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and former football star David Beckham is lending his support to UNICEF's fight against Ebola through a video message to be broadcast across Sierra Leone– one of the worst-affected countries. UNICEF  

16 Oct 2014 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / HOUSE TO HOUSE CAMPAIGN

With nearly 9,000 cases of Ebola reported and over 4,000 dead inWest Africa, the United Nations is rallying to fight the deadly disease. InFreetown, UNICEF launched 'Ose-to-Ose Ebola Tok' (House-to-House Ebola Talk) late last month aimed to dispel rumours about the disease. UNICEF  

15 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA WRAP

The head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) Anthony Banburry told the Council that the penalty for delay in combating Ebola "is enormous, the penalty for failure is inconceivable and unacceptable. We must act now, we must act together, and we must do it fast." UNIFEED-UNTV/UNICEF-EU/UNDP

14 Oct 2014 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA MOTORBIKE TAXIS

Okada motorbike taxi drivers in Freetown face health risks daily since the outbreak of Ebola. The UN estimates that there are between 50,000 and 80,000 Okada riders in Freetown alone who provide a major means of transportation for the locals. IRIN

14 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA FOOD SECURITY

The head of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) warned that West Africa is facing a food security crisis as a result of the ongoing Ebola outbreak. UNIFEED – UNTV

13 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA RESPONSE UNMEER

After a week of visiting programmes in the three intensely-affected countries and discussing the challenges of the ongoing response with the government officials, health workers, UN and other partner agencies, Bruce Aylward, WHO Assistant Director-General said "it’s going to take months to get Ebola under control."  WHO / RECENT

10 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GUINEA / EBOLA

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is re-orienting its country programme in Guinea to help tackle the socioeconomic crisis caused by the Ebola epidemic.  UNDP

9 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK/ EBOLA COST

With the latest death toll from Ebola now at more than 3,400 in the three worst-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, a new economic impact assessment from the World Bank Group says that if the epidemic was to significantly spread in neighboring countries, the two-year regional financial impact could reach US$ 32.6 billion [...]

8 Oct 2014 | Read More »

 

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