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James and his siblings pass their quarantine in a UNICEF-supported OICC, under the care of survivors like OICC manager Alfred Pujeh (left).

Surviving together, in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

UNICEF’s Observational Interim Care Centres provide new hope for children under quarantine and a new mission for the Ebola survivors who serve in them. FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 3 March 2015 – … [Read More]

Ward 356 social mobilizer Zainab Rogers (left) advises Hassan Bangura, 20, what he should do if one of his loved ones begins showing signs of Ebola

Social mobilizers empower ‘hotspot’ communities to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone

“Communities are at the forefront of the response.” – UNICEF Global Ebola Emergency Coordinator Dr. Peter Salama FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 28 January 2015 – On a bright, hot day, Andrew Koroma … [Read More]

An inter-agency mission kicks off Ebola Recovery Assessment in Sierra Leone

Press Release An inter-agency mission kicks off Ebola Recovery Assessment in Sierra Leone Freetown, 15 January 2015-An inter-agency team has begun an Ebola Recovery Assessment (ERA) mission in … [Read More]

Anthony Banbury, head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), views an International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Ebola Treatment Centre in Kenema, Sierra Leone. (November 2014) UNMEER Photo/Ari Gaitanis

UN Ebola mission chief reports mixed picture in Sierra Leone, as victims outpace beds in Port Loko

2 November 2014 – Witnessing yet again the challenging dynamics of the Ebola outbreak unfolding in West Africa, the United Nations envoy coordinating the global response visited Sierra Leone today, … [Read More]

Port Loko’s Forward Logistics Base (FLB), run by WFP, harbours supplies for the region’s upcoming CCCs, including tents and protective equipment. Photo: Yasmina Guerda/UNMEER

Government and UN Ebola Response Scaling Up in Port Loko, Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE, 30 OCTOBER 2014 – The Head of the National Ebola Response Centre, Steven Gaojia, and the head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) in Sierra Leone, Amadu … [Read More]

UNMEER Press conference

UNMEER Presents Robust Plan to Aid Swift Recovery in Ebola-affected Countries

Mr. Banbury met on Friday with the President of Liberia, Dr. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Earlier in the week, he met with the President of Guinea, Alpha Conde, and the President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai … [Read More]

The United Nations in Sierra Leone

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