Protracted civil war from 1991 to 2002, followed by the world’s largest Ebola outbreak, caused devastation in Sierra Leone. In 2017, it ranked 184 out of 189 countries in the Human Development Index.
*We are currently responding to the threat of COVID-19 in Sierra Leone. Find out more about our response here.
After the Ebola outbreak, resumption of iron ore mining led to a rebound of Sierra Leone’s economy. However, the outlook for 2020 and beyond remains challenging, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and other emergencies, such as a 2017 mudslide.
We have been working in Sierra Leone since 1996, and are currently in Port Loko, Tonkolili District and in the Freetown/Western Area. Our integrated programming approach aims to tackle all dimensions of poverty, focusing on the overlapping areas of health, education and livelihoods, while maintaining our response to emergencies.