In Sierra Leone, cash transfers bring relief to families affected by deadly floods

By Harriet Mason, Communications Officer, UNICEF Sierra Leone FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – After a 20-minute-walk up a steep rocky path in the Dwarzark community, I arrived at the new home of Foday and Mamiesia Kallon and their 14-month-old son. It’s a fresh start following the tragic events of 14 August 2017 when flooding and aContinue reading In Sierra Leone, cash transfers bring relief to families affected by deadly floods

July Newsletter

In this edition of the UN Sierra Leone Newsletter, you will find examples of what the UN has been doing to “green the blue,” replant trees, switch to solar energy, improve data management for better healthcare, and support community initiatives. Together, they tell the story of how we are working for a more resilient SierraContinue reading July Newsletter

Water, sanitation and hygiene: the basics of infection control in Sierra Leone

NGELEHUN, Sierra Leone – Nurse-in-charge Elizabeth Kadie Momoh at the Ngelehun Community Health Post has just finished checking a pregnant woman in the facility’s labour room and heads to a sink to wash her hands. Clean water gushes out as she opens the tap. The availability of running water is taken for granted in health facilitiesContinue reading Water, sanitation and hygiene: the basics of infection control in Sierra Leone

The Karina Declaration – an important Common Platform for positioning women’s role in Governance

Women’s political participation calls for a much more robust approach that will not only make women’s voices heard but also strategically position women in political leadership and public decision-making roles. Over sixty women assembled in the City Council Hall of Kamakuwie in Karena Bombali District in the northern province of Sierra Leone on 7th OctoberContinue reading The Karina Declaration – an important Common Platform for positioning women’s role in Governance