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WFP Sierra Leone Country Brief, June 2018

Sierra Leone
Publication date

In Numbers

  • 203.1 mt of food assistance distributed
  • US$ 0 cash based transfers made
  • US$ 7,914,883 six months (May-Oct 2018) net funding requirements, representing 64% of total

Operational Updates

• In preparation to support the government’s policy to re-introduce school meals in all public assisted primary schools, WFP has assessed 720 schools in 50 chiefdoms in Bonthe, Kailahun, Kono, Pujehun, Tonkolili and Kambia districts to determine their readiness for the implementation of the school meals programme. • In collaboration with the district health management team, WFP conducted a joint monitoring in Bombali district of the nutrition support to TB clients programme. The monitoring revealed the high turnover of government peripheral health unit staff, thus affecting continuity of project implementation. • A delegation from ECOWAS visited the 2017 mudslide and flood victims in Freetown to get firsthand account of their ordeal and the support they received from WFP and other humanitarian actors. They also visited some government agencies including the Office of National Security which coordinated the emergency response. • WFP completed the second round of food assistance for assets (FFA) distribution to vulnerable smallholder farmers in Pujehun district engaged in rehabilitation of inland valley swamps. FFA focuses on assets and their impact on people and communities rather than on conditionality (i.e. the labour) placed on assisted people, so that food assistance is not provided as a free hand-out.