Sierra Leone Humanitarian Emergency

A mother with her two children.

Country Population:

6.5 mil

Level of crisis

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Sierra Leone is prone to natural disasters and disease. The deadly outbreak of Ebola in 2014 weakened the country's health system and devastated the lives and livelihoods of many. Torrential rainfalls can also cause widespread displacement. In these kinds of crises, women, adolescent girls and children face heightened risks of experiencing health problems and violence because they are often left to care for the sick and must travel long distances to find basic resources and shelter. UNFPA has been working to increase the country's preparedness in the event of such emergencies, has helped to strengthen facilities to provide sexual and reproductive health services and has helped to establish mechanisms to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - April 2021

Total people in need

10,000

Women of reproductive age

2,500

Pregnant women

278

Young people

3,273

Humanitarian funding

Resources in US$

Key results2020

UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries

Total people reached with all types of GBV services

Affected population reached with Family Planning services

Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services

Number of adolescents aged 10-14 reached with SRH services

Number of adolescents aged 15-19 reached with SRH services

Number of young people aged 20-24 reached with SRH services

Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities

Number of people reached with personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies

Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)

Dignity Kits distributed

Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA

Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health

Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)

Disclaimer
  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • -Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • -Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.

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