Sierra Leone remains highly vulnerable, with the Ebola crisis having further weakened the country.

Sierra Leone

Poverty, chronic malnutrition, Ebola and a deteriorating economy are just some of the problems Sierra Leone faces.  

COUNTRY OVERVIEW

Sierra Leone is already among the poorest countries of the world with 60% of the population living below the poverty line, but the country is also struggling to recover from the Ebola epidemic and a deteriorating economic situation. 

Chronic malnutrition remains a major problem with 31.3% of children suffering stunted growth.

Reducing maternal mortality, currently one of the highest ratios in the world, is a national priority. 

Lack of access to basic services is also problematic, with 32.2% of the population having no access to a source of drinking water. 

215,433
People we helped in 2018

WHAT WE ARE DOING

The Ebola crisis and a deteriorating economic situation have had an impact on the country’s food security. Chronic malnutrition remains a problem.

Our work focuses on: 

  • Improving people's nutrition and health, especially the nutrition of children under five and their mothers
  • Rehabillitating water facilities, providing medical supplies and strengthening the capacity of health workers
  • Food security projects and health and hygiene promotion activities 
  • Developing savings and credit groups

 

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Facts

Number of Staff
118
Operating since
1991
Based in
East Freetown, Moyama