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
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

7,546
1,887
2,415
Last updated on - 01 Enero 2017
UNFPA/Abbie Trayler-Smith

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2017

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of SRH services
    424
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    1,319
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    1,776
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    60
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    521
    Women and girls accessing services provided through Service Delivery Points (SDPs) that are equipped with Post-Rape Kits
    444
    GBV survivors reached
    457
  • Services delivered
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    9
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    1
    Dignity Kits distributed
    1,319
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    312
    Personnel trained on Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care
    180
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management
    130

Emergencies updates and resources

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.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.