What we are doing
Action Against Hunger has been present in Sierra Leone since 1991, supporting national and local authorities in addressing the causes and treatments of malnutrition. Our teams have been working on post-Ebola recovery programmes in Sierra Leone, focusing on hygiene, access to clean water and implementing sanitation systems mainly in in Freetown. Currently over half a million people in Freetown do not have access to the central water network and are reliant on decentralised water supplies.
More recently, our water, sanitation and hygiene programmes have expanded to ensure access to clean drinking water, sanitation, and preventive measures in mitigating cholera outbreaks.
We are also working closely with health and aid agencies in the country to stop the spread of Ebola. We’re educating communities about the virus, training community health workers on how to detect and refer suspected Ebola patients, improving access to water, sanitation and hygiene, and building national capacity to respond to the virus and prevent it from spreading.