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 - 01 Diciembre 2018
UNFPA/Abbie Trayler-Smith

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2018

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    590
  • Services delivered
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    4
    Número de puntos de prestación de servicios que proporcionan una gestión clínica de la violación
    1
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    1
    Dignity Kits distributed
    590
  • Capacity building
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    13

Emergencies related listing

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  • 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: Crisis humanitarias en las cuales los recursos nacionales e internacionales disponibles en el país afectado son suficientes para la respuesta requerida.
  • L2: Crisis humanitarias que requieren un apoyo significativo de los países vecinos, las organizaciones regionales y posiblemente la sede de la agencia humanitaria.
  • L3: Grandes crisis humanitarias de aparición repentina que requieren movilización en todo el sistema humanitario.
  • Los niveles de crisis son determinados por el Comité Permanente entre Organismos, un foro de socios humanitarios de las Naciones Unidas y de otros países.