Sierra Leone went through one of the worst public health crises in recent history. It affected individuals, families, and entire communities – what happens now? We work to rebuild a stronger country.

The United Nations in Sierra Leone is committed to the President´s Recovery Priorities and to maintaining zero cases through supporting the ongoing monitoring, capacity building and preparation activities at the national and district levels.

VDCs in action in Port Loko district, Lokomasama chiefdom
VDCs in action in Port Loko district, Lokomasama chiefdom

When combined, the current total budget of UNCT recovery programming through 2017 is over $95 million.

10 UN Agencies have recovery programmes that together cover each Key Results Area in the President´s Recovery Priorities, from Health and Social Protection to Governance and Food Security.


The impact of Ebola goes beyond the thousands of lives lost to the disease. It is also about the suffering of survivors, the hardships of families and the effects of the disease on entire societies.

A select number of projects include:

  • A joint UNDPUN Women project will provide Ebola survivors with much need livelihood support
  • Over $10 million budgeted for UNFPA projects in family planning and delivery of essential health services
  • IOM will strengthen health system capacities in the EVD-affected border districts with the goal of reaching over 44,000 people directly
  • FAO will provide revolving capital to small agri-business enterprises to restart normal business activities that were stalled during the EVD crisis
  • UNICEF is providing psycho-social support to EVD survivors and training over 400 of them to become advocates for the EVD survivor community
  • WFP is undertaking a nationwide school feeding project that will reach over 370,000 children by the end of 2017