Sierra Leone Humanitarian Emergency

A mother with her two children.
UNFPA/Abbie Trayler-Smith

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.

Country Population: 6.5 mil

Humanitarian needs

10,000
2,500
278
3,273
Last updated on - April 2021
UNFPA/Abbie Trayler-Smith

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2020

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    1,276
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    9,830
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    164,475
    Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services
    192,907
    Number of adolescents aged 10-14 reached with SRH services
    49
    Number of adolescents aged 15-19 reached with SRH services
    643
    Number of young people aged 20-24 reached with SRH services
    841
    Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities
    3,973,172
    Number of people reached with personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies
    9,711
  • Services delivered
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    7
    Dignity Kits distributed
    9,684
    Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA
    8
  • Capacity strengthening
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    127
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    349
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    16

Emergencies related listing

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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