In response to a catastrophic mudslide and flooding in and around Freetown, Restless Development Sierra Leone have mobilised 100 young leaders to gather vital data on the needs of affected communities.
On Thursday 17th March, the World Health Organisation declared the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) which started in 2014 to be finished in Sierra Leone, and therefore in West Africa as a whole. What does this mean, how did young Sierra Leoneans make this happen, and what is next?
On Saturday 7th November, the World Health Organisation declared the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) which started in 2014 to be finished in Sierra Leone. What does this mean, how did young Sierra Leoneans make this happen, and what is next?
As Sierra Leone marks a year since its first Ebola case, Restless Development’s more than 2,000 Ebola Community Mobilisers are speaking up for Sierra Leonean youth. They are beating this crisis and they are showing the world they are #MoreThanEbola.
Musa had left his family to work in the capital as a private driver. When he decided to move back to his community - Moyamba Junction - to support and protect his parents, he found a place heavily hit by Ebola.
Restless Development's Director of Programmes, Ed Francis, has been on the road in Sierra Leone and has been live tweeting his visit. Check out some of the highlights below and follow @ebmfrancis for further updates! Ed is on a support visit...
Last week we finally had some good news from Sierra Leone: a district in Sierra Leone, Pujehun, has been declared Ebola-free, the first to be given the all-clear after 42 days with zero recorded cases of the virus.
This December, in a greatly anticipated announcement, from a short list which included the Ferguson protesters, the Kurdish president Massoud Barzani, and Apple CEO Tom Cook, it was decided that Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ 2014 should not be awarded to an individual; instead the recognition has been awarded to the Ebola healthcare workers. Many of whom are doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers, burial teams and volunteers risking their lives to fight the biggest outbreak of the deadly virus in history.
Our efforts in Sierra Leone are growing day by day; our volunteer mobilisers have gone through extensive training to build their knowledge around Ebola, equipping them with vital skills in order to respond to the Ebola crisis.
Earlier this year, Angela Stoddard took part in the ICS programme. Her placement was in Sierra Leone, below, she recounts her experiences and interactions with Human Rights, particuarly Disability Rights.