Sierra Leone

Former Sierra Leonean child soldier wants human face on suffering

A former child soldier from Sierra Leone has said he wants to put a human face on the suffering of children who are forced to go to war.

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Ebola-hit countries can’t recover on their own

The West African countries hit by the deadly Ebola virus can’t recover from the ravages of the deadly virus without more help.

That’s the verdict of the UN’s Regional Inter-Agency Coordinator on Ebola, Peter Graaff.

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Sierra Leone prepares for end of Ebola transmission

The countdown has begun to mark the end of Ebola transmission in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday.

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Ebola "sting in tail" shows need for vigilance into 2016

The outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease in West Africa has a "nasty sting in its tail" which is going to require the international community's ongoing help, a top UN health expert said on Wednesday.

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Women have all the skills to be leaders in humanitarian response

Although women possess the skills and perseverance to be leaders in humanitarian work, they are still underrepresented in the field, according to an official with the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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Strong community involvement prevented Ebola cases in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is down to its last chain of Ebola virus transmission, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Monday.

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“World has learned from the Ebola experience”

The world has learned from the Ebola experience, according to the head of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Jabs campaign tests trust in ebola-hit countries

A major vaccination campaign against preventable diseases such as measles and polio has begun across the three west African countries worst-hit by ebola, UNICEF announced Friday.

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Ten times fewer Ebola cases but much more needed to “finish job”

There are now ten times fewer people diagnosed with Ebola each week than there were in September last year, according to the UN Special Envoy.

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Rice production down 8% in Ebola-affected Guinea

The production of rice has fallen by over eight per cent in some parts of Guinea in West Africa as a result of the Ebola crisis, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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