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 Décembre 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
    Nombre de points de prestation de services assurant la gestion clinique du viol
    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

Avertissement
  • 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.