Sierra Leone

News in Brief 15 August 2017 (AM)

IOM provides US$150,000 for Sierra Leone mudslide relief

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UN migration agency assists population in wake of devastating floods in Sierra Leone

After learning Monday that devastating floods and mudslides left hundreds dead in Sierra Leone, the United Nations migration agency released $150,000 in emergency, first-response aid relief for the West African country.

Guterres says UN stands in solidarity with disaster-hit Sierra Leone

Amid a mudslide and flooding in Sierra Leone, Secretary-General António Guterres today reiterated that the United Nations stands in solidarity with the Government and people in the ongoing rescue efforts.

“Protect the girls, respect the women,” says Sierra Leone minister

Protecting girls from forced or underage initiations like female circumcision has always been a focus of Sylvia Blyden, Sierra Leone’s Minister of Gender and Social Affairs.

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UN Gender Focus: education, FGM and gymnastics for peace

Girls and boys are missing out on education: UN deputy chief

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UN Standing Police Capacity: 10 years on the job

From preparing for the Pope’s visit to the Central African Republic to assisting Sierra Leone in conducting elections, the UN’s Standing Police Capacity wears many hats.

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“Serving humanity has always been my dream” says peacekeeper

“Serving humanity for peace and development” was always the dream of one woman from Sierra Leone, who’s now laying her life on the line for the UN.

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End of “devastating” outbreak of Ebola disease

The deadly Ebola epidemic is over in Liberia, bringing an end to what’s been described as a “devastating and difficult” outbreak.

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Guinea marks “important milestone” with end of Ebola transmission

The Ebola outbreak in Guinea has ended, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Tuesday.

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Africa Year in Review 2015

Spread of Ebola in West Africa remains a concern for UN

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